Chef, cheerleader, caregiver: a robot for each of your needs

Robots to cook your meals, carry your stuff, talk to you, cheer on your favorite sports teams, and more. They can do a lot of tasks

Murata’s robot cheerleaders. Photo: Murata

Whether it’s using voice command to play a favorite track or turning on the lights with the flick of a finger, humans are increasingly relying on technology to make life easier in this fast-paced world. . And to meet their needs, companies are making better and smarter innovations. Robots are one of them.

As home robots slowly become part of busy households around the world, here are a few unique and intriguing ones:

Gita-Robot

Two-wheeled Gita carries your stuff so you’re free to walk without worrying about having to carry anything. Gita’s cargo box allows you to carry up to 18 kg, while Gitamini can carry up to 9 kg, according to manufacturers.

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“Gita’s next technology is the first (and only) of its kind. It uses computer sensor vision, which allows it to easily track users indoors and outdoors. Gita’s sensors allow it to see, understand and react to its surroundings… A three-dimensional understanding of people, obstacles, speeds and trajectories so it can dynamically follow behind you (reflecting your speed and adapting its distance accordingly)… gita is polite, respectful and very intuitive for its user and the people around it”, according to the American company Piaggio Fast Forward.

Robot Gita. Photo: Piaggio Fast Forward

FoldiMate

The robot helps you fold your laundry in less than five minutes, claims its American manufacturer. “Imagine folding a full load of laundry (about 25 items) in less time than it takes to brew a cup of coffee!” It said.

FoldiMate will fold most types of shirts, blouses or pants from age six to adult size XXL. It will also fold standard sized towels and pillowcases.

Camello delivery robot

Singapore’s OSTAW Digital has developed the Camello robot which can be used in larger facilities (such as malls, condos and gated communities) to transport goods, supplies or other resources within the building. ‘facility. The robot provides contactless delivery to customers, including the delivery of food, groceries and other consumer goods. It can also be used for delivery of small parcels by postal or courier services, the company said.

It has a compartment volume of 100 liters, can carry up to 20 kg with a top speed of 5 km per hour. It has a runtime of three hours and is delivered via app or OTP authentication. This robot delivers home groceries in Singapore.

FitBot

Worried that a shirt or pant size won’t fit you when shopping online? FitBot is here to help.

“FitBot is the leading virtual fitting room technology. This helps customers buy the right size, increases confidence in buying online and increases a retailer’s sales,” according to the UK’s Robot Center.

It’s a robotic mannequin that takes your body measurements and mimics your shape, so you can see exactly how an item of clothing would fit you, online. Fitbot has already shown promising results for customers: a German test showed that the robots increased sales by 300%, while reducing returns by 28%.

FitBot. Photo: Robotics Center

Murata robot cheerleaders

These robots are able to maintain their center of gravity directly above the ground and the ball. In addition, they do not lose their balance even when they move their arms. They are capable of performances that last up to approximately 1 hour in a 4m to 4m space. They can certainly keep the spirits up until halftime of a football game. A robot measures 36 cm and weighs 1.5 kg. Thanks to the technology that prevents them from crashing and allows them to maintain a certain distance from each other, they are able to dance in groups.

This robot is developed by the Japanese company Murata Manufacturing Company Limited. He said that great teamwork will allow them (the robots) to get away from each other and they can keep moving while maintaining nice formations.

Moley robotic kitchen

This robot can cook for you. His company says it’s a “revolutionary step” into the future of home cooking. According to Moley, this is the world’s first fully robotic kitchen.

The Moley robotic kitchen allows you to save time, free your day from routine cooking, plan and adapt your menu according to different diets and lifestyles, enjoy international cuisine at any time, control calories and get cooking tips and recipes from chefs around the world.

Not only does the robot cook complete meals, it tells you when ingredients need replacing, suggests dishes based on the items you have in stock, learns what you like, and even cleans surfaces after itself. “Our vision will shake up your knowledge of cooking and nutrition,” the company said.

The Moley Kitchen is a fully automated kitchen unit, consisting of cabinets, robotic arms and hands, a recipe recording system, a connected Guided User Interface (GUI) screen with access to a recipe library and a complete set of kitchen appliances and equipment. which have been optimized for robotic and human use.

TIAGo

PAL Robotics’ TIAGo helps seniors with their daily routines, especially those who are beginning to suffer from dementia. TIAGo acted as a support for the daily routine of elderly people at home.

The robot serves as an alarm for appointments, to remind medication times and to suggest meals to follow a balanced diet. It also tracks the person’s temperature and sends the data to their doctor. In addition, TIAGo can also locate lost items inside the house, such as keys, wallet or mobile phone. This was possible thanks to the customization of TIAGo, which integrated radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and sensors. The robot also displayed memory games and physical activity exercises that were periodically suggested to the elder, the robot’s Spanish maker said.

Tapia. Photo: MJI Co. Ltd.

Tapia

After a long day, Tapia will calm your heart with conversation and humor. Tapia video call brings you the smiles and voices of your distant loved ones. When you go out, Tapia will give you the latest weather information. When you just want to relax, Tapia will play music according to your mood. “Tapia is more than a device, Tapia is a companion to your lifestyle, the Japanese robot maker,” says MJI Corporation.

Tapia is a portable home communication robot with a height of about 25 cm. Tapia is equipped with a camera, speaker, microphone, touch screen, built-in battery and can use SIM cards as well as Wi-Fi signals for phone and mobile. Internet access. In addition to voice recognition, text-to-speech and face recognition, you can enjoy daily conversation with Tapia. The bot’s response changes depending on the pace of the conversation and the content, as well as the bot’s own “emotional status.”

The company claimed that Tapia had become the first device in the world to achieve “Microsoft Azure Certification for IoT Devices” as a communication robot.

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