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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