Probo - Creepy, Cuddly Comfort
We understand that this "huggable, intelligent" Belgian robot was designed to be a kid's playmate. They will be placed in hospitals to provide comfort, moral support and information. With a fully actuated head, he has 20º of freedom and can show facial expressions. An operator utilizes an RUI to get him to work. What we don't understand is why they named him Probo. Maybe it's a European thing.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 29, 2009 9:04 PM