Featured on the Lincoln University Tech Bytes March 6 2014, A new government grant is up for grabs to encourage robotic researches to strenghen ties between New Zealand and Japan. The aim is for the two countries to create more smart projects like - the healthbot that helps care for the elderly. The iRobis are the product of Auckland University's services commercialisation arm, a sure applicant of the grant.
Scientists working on the healthbot say the don't think robots will take over from humans in caring for the elderly but the technology could reduce the time people need to do certain tasks. The robots could remind elderly people to take their medication, check blood pressure and heart rate or play games to boost memory.
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