Norwegian company No Isolation has developed a simple robot intended to help kids with long-term illnesses stay in touch with their schools and friends.
A computer science project coordinated by an Oxford computer scientist is developing robots that can help to relieve the isolation often faced by elderly or disabled people.
To many people the word ‘robot’ conjures up an image of a machine undertaking purely mechanical tasks. However, Professor Shimon Whiteson in the Department of Computer Science has a different vision: one of socially intelligent robots which are able to go out into the world and act on our behalf, controlled by us but with the ability to react intelligently to the situations they find themselves in.
What if you could have a personal robot helper that transforms into a self-balancing scooter?
That’s the appeal of the Segway Robot, an adorable device which first debuted during CES.
Norwegian researchers have developed a novel way to keep children recovering from long-term illness connected to their friends and their education from their sickbed.