It may seem strange that this little guy with his head in the shape of a ball and attached the monitor is actually a mobile robot rescuer lifeguard and it may depend on someone’s life or death. But it is.
His name is Molly and this mobile robot rescuer is designed to help certain categories of people: the elderly who underwent a complicated operation, located at the intensive care unit, gravely ill, the disabled, etc.
Features of the new mobile robot rescuer Molly
This mobile robot rescuer from the program «Mobiserv» by Bristol Robotics Laboratory monitors the heart rate, nutrition, medications and a change in behavior or state of health of his patient. In addition, it may on some specific features to “see” the approach of a heart attack or stroke and to call for help.
Manufacturers have conducted studies and believe that patients want more individualized or personalized approach, so often anthropomorphize robots. It also helps them to not be afraid of technology, to overcome the fear of being alone, or more responsive to the robot at the time of bouts of illness. In the near future, according to futurists, robots will replace nurses and orderlies.