robots for eldercare

Rehabilitation and Environmental Monitoring, with Lei Cui

Transcript included. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr. Lei Cui from Curtin University about his team’s work on 3D printable hand orthosis for rehabilitation, a  task-oriented 4-...
26 June 2015, by



Supernumerary Limbs, with Federico Parietti

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Federico Parietti, a PhD candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, about his research on supernumerary robotic limbs that can be used in manufact...
15 May 2015, by

Can a robot baby curb loneliness among Japan’s senior citizens? | TechInAsia

SoftBank’s hotly-anticipated robot companion, Pepper, touted as being capable of recognizing and responding to human emotions, won’t go on sale at the telco’s retail outlets until next month. Bu...
13 January 2015, by

Walking assistive devices for the elderly

When thinking about robots that can be used to care for the elderly, most people imagine humanoid robots that are meant to help with cooking, cleaning and socializing. But what if robots could be u...
07 January 2015, by and

Readers optimistic about role of robots as care assistants for seniors

Developing robots that are capable of taking care of seniors is the goal of an increasing number of robotics companies. While there are many economic and social factors to encourage this trend, the ...
25 November 2014, by

Would you trust a robot to take care of your grandpa?

One of the driving forces of social, interactive robotics is the issue of impending labour shortage, which is projected to be one of the major and inevitable consequences of the ageing population phe...
11 November 2014, by

Driven by care needs, will it be the booming senior population that spurs wider acceptance of robots?

Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Sheffield Center of Robotics believes that [tweetquote]the medical industry could be at the forefront of changing the public per...
19 October 2014, by

Robocars: A natural fit for retirement communities

As people get older, they start losing their ability to drive: they start having trouble seeing in the dark and they stop driving at night; they also make mistakes, causing other people to hit them, a...
18 October 2014, by

Nursing Grandma with a robot

[tweetquote]All this talk about being replaced by robots is getting old.[/tweetquote]...
13 October 2014, by

Korean Yujin Robot launches meal transport robot

Korean-based Yujin Robot continues to release thoughtful new products. They just announced a meal-transport robot designed to operate in eldercare and other hospitality and health care facilities....
01 September 2014, by

Robot helps 94-year-old Italian grandmother live independently at home EU invests in new technology to support silver generation At 94, Grandma Lea could not live alone anymore, but she wanted to stay at home. She still doe...
05 May 2014, by

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