ATR and Vstone of Japan have developed the Robovie-R Ver.3, a robot designed to
freak-out assist the elderly and handicapped.
Robovie-R Ver.3 is the product of an on-going project to develop new technologies that promote and support the social integration of the elderly and people with special needs.
At 108 cm tall and weighing 35 kg, the Robovie-R Ver.3 can cruise along at 2.5 km/h and is able to navigate uneven terrain. The robot is designed to assist people walking through crowds, provide information on products, and will even carry your shopping bags.
Check out this video of the Robovie-R Ver.3 in action:
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(Hat tip: Endgadget)