Researchers at the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence have created a prototype robot assistant called Garmi to offer a range of assistance for older patients in hospitals and nursing facilities. The robot could also be deployed in residences to offer personalized help such as opening bottles, serving meals and facilitating video calls for families. Doctors could remotely evaluate patients’ diagnostics with the help of Garmi, which could be particularly useful for those living in secluded locations. The researchers believe that robot assistants such as Garmi are necessary to help the rapidly aging population in Germany.
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