The Dutch Technical University of Delft, is working on developing a robotic arm that is a safer choice than traditional factory arms. It will mimic a human arm as closely as possible and have smart elements to optimize its performance.
The Dutch Robotics team developed TUlip, a soccer playing robot. This 1.20 meter tall robot has 14 degrees of freedom and special body armor, making it ideal for soccer. TUlip can function fully autonomously and has special sensors in its feet.
The Robotics project Viactors has a goal to develop a robot that can use actuators to function very similar to a human. Because of this project, the idea of having robots do dangerous jobs with the same results might come true in the near future.