Roboy, a new humanoid service robot, should be making "his" debut at Robots On Tour in March 2013 in Zurich. It's anticipated that Roboy will be covered in a soft skin, an important consideration if the robot is to potentially work among people.
Service robots are already used in a wide variety of areas today, including for household chores, surveillance work and cleaning, and in hospitals and care homes. Our aging population is making it necessary to keep older people as autonomous as possible for as long as possible, which means caring for aged people is likely to be an important area for the deployment of service robots, roboticists say.Kurzweilai
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