Hitachi's new humanoid robot 'Emiew' stretches out its arm as it reacts to a given command during a demonstration in Tokyo, March 15.
TOKYO - Pal and Chum look a little bit like first-graders on wheels, chatting up a storm and racing around the room.
For Hitachi Ltd., Japanâs biggest electronics conglomerate, they are the next generation of humanoid robots.
Hitachi unveiled the âEmiew,â its first humanoid robot, on Tuesday, saying it was the worldâs quickest-moving robot yet.
âWe aimed to create a robot that could live and coexist with people,â Toshihiko Horiuchi, project leader at Hitachiâs Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory Robotics Technology Project, told a news conference.