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The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan's ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.
Already approved by the FDA, the app is slated to debut in April to help diabetics make sure their blood sugar levels don't go too high or too low.
The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?
The annual Girl Scout cookies frenzy is finally entering the modern age as the national organization approves online and app-enabled cookie sales.
Pew researchers check in on US attitudes toward driverless cars, brain implants, robot caregivers, meat grown in labs, and of course, time travel.
Jonathan Schwartz has created a health care site to help people keep track of medical records for their loved ones. SmartPlanet talks with him about the new venture.
RoboEarth, meant to be a Web community where caregiving bots can autonomously swap knowledge, is about to be demonstrated. Please don't let the Terminator have access to this thing.
Biomedtrics' ditto Glucose Data System transmits blood glucose data from several glucometers to Android mobile devices.
The ABC Syringe is embedded with ink that turns color when exposed to air as a way to warn caregivers that the syringe has been used.
The MAP System introduces a new concept in bedsore prevention: a "continuous bedside pressure mapping system" fitted right onto the mattress.