There’s a new dining robot helping disabled people regain some control when they’re hungry.
Meet Obi, a dining robot that gives people with disabilities the power to control their meals. Obi is a robotic arm that uses a spoon to scoop food from one of four bowls and deliver the food to your mouth.
Obi isn’t completely autonomous. There are two buttons to make it work: a green “choose” button that moves the spoon to the bowl you’d like to eat from, and a blue “delivery” button that tells Obi to scoop the food and bring it to your mouth.
You also must “teach” Obi where your mouth is so that it knows where to bring the food each time.