Care-O-bot 3

Date:24 January 2011 Tags:,

Seniors at the Parkheim Berg nursing home in Stuttgart, Germany, were flabbergasted when a robot came rolling towards them, offering a cup of water. “Care-O-bot 3 has a job. It is to offer water to older people who forget to drink enough fluids,” says project manager Dr Birgit Graf from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart.

Some of the features of Care-O-bot 3 are demonstrated in this video…

Read more about how smart machines will ease our workload in the February 2011 issue – on sale on 24 January.

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