Melbourne, January 18 (ANI): South Korean scientists have created a robot maid named 'Mahru-Z' that can assist in household chores.
The machine with human-like body can clean a home, dump clothes in a washing machine and even heat food in a microwave.
Apart from a three-dimensional vision, 'Mahru-Z' is blessed with a rotating head, arms, legs and six fingers.
"The most distinctive strength of Mahru-Z is its visual ability to observe objects, recognise the tasks needed to be completed, and execute them," News.com.au quoted You Bum-Jae, head of the cognitive robot centre at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, as telling the Korea Times.
Bum-Jae added: "It recognises people, can turn on microwave ovens, washing machines and toasters, and also pick up sandwiches, cups and whatever else it senses as objects."
The 1.3m tall robot, which weighs 55kg, can be controlled with a remote control.
It can even work in co-ordination with an earlier maid robot called 'Marhu-M'.
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology took two years to develop Mahru-Z. (ANI)