Robotic dinner plate for people with disabilities
August 9, 2016
A robotic dinner plate with a human-like arm could make a major difference to people with disabilities.
Called Obi, it makes it possible for people with impaired movement to feed themselves.
Its costs US$ 4,500 and has a rotating serving dish with four compartments for different foods, as well as a robotic-arm fitted with a spoon.
A caregiver teaches Obi where to deliver the food by moving its robotic arm. After that, the robot is able to repeat the process. Users can tell the arm when to feed.