February 11, 2010

HERB the Butler

Meet HERB (Home Exploring Robotic Butler.) He can open doors, clean tables and fetch your pipe. He was built on a Segway platform, then human-like arms were added by the Intel Research Group. Using algorithms, he searches for objects, avoids obstacles, grasps objects and passes them around. Future applications include being used to assist the disabled and elderly.

Via Intel Research

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 11, 2010 9:00 PM
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It's great that this technology is being actively developed. I'm in my late 30s now so by the time I'm elderly perhaps things like this (the evolved ancestors of this technology) will be widely available and cheap enough for everyone to have.

Posted by: Jim Norcal at February 16, 2010 12:14 PM
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