Japan has a significant problem of a rapidly aging society caused by high life expectancy and low birth rates. Due to this demographic crisis, there is a growing pressure on Japan's youth to take care of their older family members. As a Japanese roboticist, my research looks to help solve this issue by developing intelligent robots to assist the elderly. Specifically, I work with humanoid bipedal robots built to mimic human motion and interaction. Like other service robots, they can provide value by automating tasks productively and cost-effectively. Furthermore, these robots are used in inspection, maintenance, and manufacturing to relieve human workers of laborious and hazardous tasks. By taking a human-like form, humanoids can automate a wide range of tasks, from household chores to compassionate care, as the environment we live in is designed for humans. The ultimate goal is to safely enable robots to interact with humans in their daily lives.