Meal Assistance System sees elderly getting fed by robot

When I first started off with this post, I was wondering whether to write the title as “getting fat by robot” as a pun, but decided against it in my judgment. Either way, this invention of Isao Wakabayashi will merge the hardware of the Rascal Robot arm set from Robix alongside his very own image processing software, where the potent combination will be able to recognize meal items automatically, responding by feeding the subject (which would most probably be a human) whenever it is issued a voice command. The system is slow as a snail right now, but that’s just the beginning – surely future improvements will see its speed given a considerable boost. For those who are curious to see just how this Meal Assistance System works being a visual person and all, head on after the jump for the video.

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