One of the most pressing problems of the rising sun – demography. Statistics shows that the number of elderly in the country is actively growing. A younger population is decreasing.
As a result – for old people simply no one to look after. They are left without care and without supervision. That in some cases totally unacceptable.
Is there a way out of a difficult situation? Yes, I Am. Compensate for the negative effect may robots. Such as ROBEAR.
Invented a unique machine in the Research Institute of RIKEN. It copes well with the support of the relevant categories of citizens: it helps to get up support while walking.
Just ROBEAR lifts the disabled, whose physical abilities are limited.
However, it is surprising quite another. Namely – the design. Electromechanical nurse looks like a teddy bear. Quite unexpected visual solution for such a serious device.
The authors of the project argue – looks not chosen at random. Not a joke. All a matter of psychology.
ROBEAR causes an involuntary smile, relieves tension
Decorated 140-pound guardian maximum purity and sincerity (according to the developers).
Three types of sensors – including tactile – allow the robot to operate safely for the words. His movements are smooth and precise, even “gentle.”
Now available to employees RIKEN have only a prototype. But they hope will bring the invention “to mind” in the near future.
The commercial version will be available in a few years.
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I am writing from Harmony Celebrate Age magazine in India. We are writing a little about Robear and need an image to accompany the text. Would you be so kind as to allow us to used one of the images you have listed in this piece…with due credit of course.
I think you can use the source for your magazine.