Every year, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) releases a hit list of the best robots the country has produced and gives their makers an award. And yesterday, the METI announced who will get the Robot Awards in 2010 [JP]. What follows is a list of all the robots that made the list.
Pork ham deboning machine HAMDAS-R
Power line exploration robot Expliner
Fanuc’s 3-axis parallel link industrial robot with six joints
Mitsubishi’s emergency robot FRIGO-M
Here is our Robot Awards coverage from 2008 (there were no robot awards in 2009).