X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Sil-Bot: Grandma Gets a Crazy Looking Robot Companion!

by Range
Advertisement

In an age where we expected robots to be all around us, it seems that even the elderly will be getting their own special robot.

robot sil-bot elderly robotics

This odd-little robot named Sil-bot is the brainchild of KIST’s Center for Intelligent Robotics. They are currently developing it in Korea. Sil-bot is designed to act as a companion for the elderly, playing games and capable of carrying on basic conversations. The robot also has a spatial camera system that allows it to navigate interiors without bumping into walls.

You got to admit that it’s kind of cute. Its arms look like the wings of a penguin and it’s got some funny facial expressions too. One weird thing is that strange appendage that’s sprouted between its legs. Maybe it’s capable of being a robotic boyfriend as well?

Currently, the Sil-bot costs around $35,000 (USD), but I think that it will get cheaper once it’s mass-produced, that is, if it is ever produced at all.

[via Ubergizmo]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



The Simpsons Devil Flanders Figure

The Simpsons Devil Flanders Figure

LEGO Puzzle Cube Concept

LEGO Puzzle Cube Concept

Fox And The Whale

Fox And The Whale

Advertisement
Polestar 1 Is a 600 hp Hybrid Sports Coupe from Volvo Spin-off

Polestar 1 Is a 600 hp Hybrid Sports Coupe from Volvo Spin-off

These Crazy Bonkers Ford Focuses (Foci?) Are SEMA Bound

These Crazy Bonkers Ford Focuses (Foci?) Are SEMA Bound

Concepts from Future Past: 2001 Ford EX

Concepts from Future Past: 2001 Ford EX