Toddler robot to help the elderly in households
A robot developed by the University of Zurich will serve humans by mowing their lawns, cleaning their floors, and dealing with other unpopular household chores.
Roboy is science fiction turned reality. The robot is modeled after the anatomy of a toddler and uses human-inspired artificial tendons to move about. These tendons allow Roboy to move as smoothly as a human, serving humans in the future. Robots such as Roboy will make the lives of humans more convenient by delivering meals, cleaning floors, mowing lawns, and serving as companion robots. Roboy was unveiled in March 2013 by The Artificial Intelligence Lab of the University of Zurich, where a joint team from academia and industry developed the robot in just nine months.