Robotic home assistant Care-O-bot® 3 - product vision and innovation platform
The development of a mobile robot to assist people in their home is a long term goal of Fraunhofer IPA. As a vision of a future household product, the latest prototype, Care-O-bot® 3, is equipped with the latest industrial state-of-the art hardware components and offers all modern multimedia and interaction equipment as well as most advanced sensors and control. Care-O-bot® 3 has been presented to the public on several occasions where it distributed drinks to the visitors of trade fairs and events. Current developments aim at applying the robot in an eldercare facility in order to support the personnel in their daily tasks.