With the recruitment of Swiss distributor Robo Meier, Dutch firm Smartrobot Solutions will now offer its successful care robot Maatje in Switzerland as well. In addition to the approximately 300 copies of this robot that are already active in the Netherlands, there are now editions for many different countries in various languages, from German and French to Finnish and Turkish.
Robots that could take on basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses may be the way of the future. Who knows, maybe a medical robot can prescribe your medicine someday? That’s the idea behind 3D structural-sensing robots being developed and tested at Simon Fraser University by Woo Soo Kim, associate professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.