The Bear From Danganronpa is Looking After The Elderly in Japan

By Leon Hurley on at

It looks like Monokuma, the murderous teddy from Danganronpa, is moonlighting as a robot designed to care for the elderly in Japan.

Meet Robear, he's the work of a Japanese research group called Riken, and designed to help care for the country's growing elderly population. Apparently he's got "smart Rubber tactile sensors that give it a softer and more responsive touch" than previous models. Presumably to help prevent any accidental 'crush puny humans' incidents. They always go down badly in healthcare.

If you're not familiar with Danganronpa's murderous star, then here's a shot for comparison:


And here's the robot in action:

[Robear robot to take care of Japan’s elderly population - Slashgear]