Robotic Aides May Be The Future

Drone is new tool for delivery.As people live longer, the ranks of the old and frail are growing by leaps and bounds. A big fear is over who will care for them.

A story in the New York Times says drones may be the answer.

It notes that a University of Illinois robotics designer has received a $1.5 million federal grant to explore the idea of designing small autonomous drones to perform simple household chores, like retrieving a bottle of medicine from another room.

The robotics person, Naira Hovakimyan, said such drones will become everyday fixtures within a decade or two.

Other ideas include intelligent walkers, smart pendants that track falls, sensors that monitor health status, aides to help with balance and even robotic companions.

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