Thursday, January 05, 2006

Robots For Elderly

A research team at Sogang University in Korea recently developed a robot that helps disabled people and the elderly who have trouble with mobility. A person is attached to the robot's metallic arms at the waist, and the machine slowly leads the person, step by step. The robotic arms also support the person when he or she is sitting down.

It not only helps the elderly get around, like the robot developed by the team at Sogang University, but can also fetch items that a person requests, such as orange juice.
The robot can turn on a television and even water plants. Its software programming can inform the owner of the timetable for taking medications.

INSIDE JoongAng Daily



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