Robot Help and Play

What would you choose – a robot to help you around the house, or one that you could play with? Researchers at Georgia’s Human Factors and Aging Lab are looking at the possibilities where robots could help the elderly remain more independent in their homes, helping with chores and health tasks. And Disney has also developed a robot that can play a game of catch with you. Using a┬áKinect to sense and track the ball, the robot can both catch the ball when you throw, and toss it back, playing a continuous game.