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Book Time Page-Turning Robot

Book Time is an automatic page-turning robot developed by Nishizawa Electronic Measuring Instruments. It just won the Small to Medium-sized Venture Award from Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. You might also enjoy watching a video of Book Time, the page-turning robot.


(Robot of the Year award [pdf])
The Book Time robot was designed for use by people with limited use of their hands and/or arms. Book Time turns the pages of books with either a simple press of a button, a breath-activated switch, or a large button activated by the userís foot.

Not quite the same, but it makes me think of the automatic reading machine described by Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land. The device projected printed text on the ceiling for easy reading when flat in bed.

Via Pink Tentacle.

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