Close your eyes and imagine a world where robots can interactively assist health care practitioners with caring for older citizens by carrying out simpler, repetitive or physically demanding tasks? A world where health care support workers have more time to do the more skilled tasks, which require the human touch?
This is a dream that Healthbots, a unique joint research project between UniServices and The University of Auckland with the Electronic and Telecommunications Research Institute of Korea (ETRI), is currently investigating,
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See a short video of the Healthbots concept.