15 Jul 2008
Carebots

“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.
Retrieved July 15, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2008/07/080710113026.htm

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