Humanoid Robots Debut in Nursing Homes

Humanoid robots debut in nursing homes
With ongoing labor shortages and pandemic-related impacts on business operations, robotic assistants are increasingly being used to ease pressure on industries.

The medical industry is particularly affected, with digital solutions coming into play to ease the burden on overburdened medical staff, including those who work long hours or in situations where the possibility of contracting the coronavirus remains high.

One such solution was developed by Dr. Arshia Khan, a computer science major at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), who has developed a robotic platform that provides physical and emotional support in homes.

The system first deployed earlier this month at Estates of Roseville, part of Minnesota’s Monarch Healthcare Management. We spoke to Khan about the motivation behind the project and how robotic assistants could lend a helping hand in the future.