The WABOT-1 was the first fun-scale anthropomorphic robot developed in the world at Tokyo's Waseda University under Ichiro Kato.
It consisted of a limb-control system, a vision system and a conversation system. The WABOT-1 was able to communicate-with a person in Japanese and to measure distances and directions to the objects using external receptors, artificial ears and eyes, and an artificial mouth.
The WABOT-1 walked with his lower limbs and was able to grip and transport objects with hands that used tactile-sensors. It was estimated that the WABOT-1 has the mental faculty of a one-and-half-year-old child. WABOT-1 consisted of the WAM-4 (as its artificial hands) and the WL-5 (Its artificial legs).