March 21, 2016. Panasonic Corporation demonstrated the latest developments in the field of robotics. Exoskeletons, robotic suits, electric beds and robotic sitters can make life easier for workers in heavy jobs movers, farmers, warehouse workers, etc.d. and the elderly, who will be able to remain independent of others for longer.
Panasonic robots will make life easier for pensioners, loaders and workers
Developed by Activelink, a startup created in 2003 by Panasonic Corporation in cooperation with Mitsui & Co.
The latest exoskeleton AWN-03
The latest exoskeleton model AWN-03 is specially designed for manual workers. Built-in sensors automatically detect and even foresee human movements when lifting and carrying heavy weights up to 15 kg. They signal a built-in motor, which, in turn, helps people straighten up and keep their backs straight without straining. Exoskeleton also allows movers to move their legs faster, avoiding overexertion and injury.
Exoskeleton – PLN-01 nicknamed “Ninja
Another exoskeleton model, PLN-01, nicknamed “Ninja,” replicates standard human body movements to help its owner walk and run. This device, for example, will be useful for climbing a long, gentle hill. At the moment, Panasonic engineers are developing an additional upper unit for “Ninji”, thanks to which a human can not only run fast uphill, but also carry an additional load at the same time.
The largest and most powerful exoskeleton Power Loader can be used by rescuers in debris removal from natural and man-made disasters, construction workers, etc.p. Four sensors embedded in the robot’s “arms” and “legs” control the operation of 20 electric motors that multiply human capabilities.
Robotic assistants for the elderly:
Panasonic Corporation has been designing and manufacturing all kinds of devices for Japanese hospitals and nursing facilities for over 18 years. They make life easier for the sick and elderly, allowing them to recover faster from injuries and illnesses and to remain independent for a long time.
The Resyone robot is a hybrid of an automated medical bed and an all-electric wheelchair. If necessary, Resyone’s wide surface splits into two halves, one of which folds and turns into a chair. Medical personnel no longer have to struggle to move a patient from one place to another. The Robocut was the first product in the world to receive ISO13482 certification, a new worldwide standard for the safety of robots for personal use.
Self-Reliance Support Robot
Another robotic device facilitates many small but important tasks that seniors face on a daily basis. Get out of bed and walk to another room or toilet, move a chair, turn on the TV, etc.p. This robot records the slightest of movements and, based on sensor data, can anticipate what a person wants to do. At the same time, the motors make the performance of some or other tasks a little bit easier. They do not replace human muscle movements 100%, allowing their owner to maintain a healthy exercise routine and not suffer from muscle atrophy and deformity. The robot also makes it easier for caregivers, who no longer have to rely solely on their own strength.
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