“Who doesn’t long for household help at times? Service robots will soon be able to relieve us of heavy, dirty, monotonous or irksome tasks. Research scientists have now presented a new generation of household robots, the ‘Care-O-bot® 3’.” — ScienceDaily, New Generation Of Home Robots Have Gentle Touch
It is interesting that (according to the article) they deliberately avoided a humanoid form factor. To me, it looks vaguely like a five-foot Gumby with one arm and a HAL-like face, drifting around on an omni-directional platform. At least it’s not green.
image/article: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (2008, July 14). New Generation Of Home Robots Have Gentle Touch. ScienceDaily.
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