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., Japanâ€™s biggest electronics conglomerate, they are the next generation of humanoid robots.
Hitachi unveiled the â€śEmiew,â€ť its first humanoid robot, on Tuesday, saying it was the worldâ€™s quickest-moving robot yet.
â€śWe aimed to create a robot that could live and coexist with people,â€ť Toshihiko Horiuchi, project leader at Hitachiâ€™s Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory Robotics Technology Project, told a news conference.