Robots will become gentler caregivers in the next 10 years



"Lifting and transferring frail patients may be easier for robots than for human caregivers, but their strong arms typically lack sensitivity. Japanese researchers are improving the functionality of the RIBA II (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance), lining its arms and chest with sensors so it can lift its patients more gently."


The Futurist Magazine


https://www.wfs.org/content/futurist/november-december-2011-vol-45-no-6/tomorrow-brief