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Panasonic has created a robot to help the sick or bedridden. The idea for HOSPI-Rimo is to act as an agent to connect with doctors or friends who can’t visit. HOSPI-Rimo is based on Panasonic’s HOSPI robot, a robot that delivers medication in hospitals.
The Press release states:
HOSPI-Rimo serves as an intermediary to enable comfortable communication between people who are bed ridden or have limited mobility to communicate with other people, for example, their attending doctor in a separate room in the hospital or friends who live far away, as if they were interacting face to face. Panasonic developed “HOSPI” automatic medication delivery robot, which is used in hospitals in Japan and other countries. HOSPI-Rimo employs HOSPI’s autonomous mobility technology and high-definition visual communications technology Panasonic is renowned for.
Panasonic has also upgraded their hair washing robot first introduced last year.. Yup, Panasonic has built a hair washing robot.
Click through for a video of HOSPI.
The robot cleans the floor by using an inchworm like motion and a special cleaning cloth.
It also uses blue lights to search for dirt and marks dirty spots with a red light . When done cleaning it returns to it’s base for recharging.
I’m not sure if this robot is really competition for the Roomba or the Scooba.
See the video after the break.