From exoskeletons to social robots, these companies are bringing robotics to the caregiving industry.
Robots are getting increasingly collaborative and fit for work alongside humans. Collaborative robots (or “cobots”) are impacting a number of industries, including ones that require more “soft skills.”
Already, this is catching on in industries such as:
- Banking: Cobots are being used to count and sort banknotes, an area that has long been sensitive to human error.
- Retail/hospitality: They are flipping burgers in robotic restaurants and sorting items at distribution centers for large apparel brands.
- Cosmetics: Cobots are allowing for more personalized products produced in smaller factories at L’Oreal.
Now collaborative robots are coming for a very different category — caregiving, rehabilitation, and elder care.
A number of companies in robotics are improving the quality of life in medical and home care environments through bionic exoskeletons, telepresence robots, social robots, and more.