Scientists Develop Robot to Help Seniors

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 15:07

Scientists of Norway's Halodi Robotics have designed and manufactured a humanoid robot, EVE r3, which is capable of performing a variety of tasks.

According to the New Atlas, the self-balancing wheeled humanoid EVE r3 is capable of performing a variety of tasks with its two articulated arms, each one of which can lift 8 kg (17.6 lb) when held out straight.

It stands 175 cm tall (5 feet, 9 inches), weighs 76 kg (168 lb) and rolls along on its two primary wheels at speeds of up to 22 km/h (13.5 mph). When it needs added stability for performing fine tasks, it leans back on its rear third wheel.

Sensors such as two RealSense cameras linked to dual Intel CPUs help EVE r3 to perceive and navigate its environment, although it is intended to operate only semi-autonomously. Instead of being fully autonomous, it will utilize a "human-in-the-loop" telepresence model, in which one person in a central control center remotely operates multiple internet-connected robots. This setup should reportedly result in a better experience for clients interacting with the robots, along with cost savings.

The robot will initially be aimed at universities, where it will be used by researchers who are investigating methods of using robots to perform mobile manipulation tasks. Instead of having to spend a lot of time and money developing their own robots from scratch, those scientists can just buy pre-made EVE r3's.

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