The uBOT-5 is an original robot created by scientists at the University of Massachusetts that is capable of handling small objects, calling the emergency number and even using a stethoscope to check the vital signs of a person “in charge”.
This new automaton-lifeguard has also been programmed to be able to supply medicines . And thanks to the web cam, the microphone, the touch screen and the Internet connection that it incorporates, the robot will allow patients to communicate with their doctor and their closest relatives at all times. In short, it is an ideal ally for the care of elderly people who live alone.
Although the uBOT currently costs $ 65,000 to produce, its creators expect the price to be affordable once they go into mass production.