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Seeing-eye robots? Bots for elderly draw crowds at iRex

The largest-ever edition of Tokyo's iRex robot trade show promotes ideas for an aging society.

By Nov. 8, 2013


GPS gets elderly couple stuck in mud for 2 days

A California couple wonders whether their GPS is sending them down the right road. It isn't. But they keep going anyway. Then they are mired.

By Oct. 2, 2013


Elderly storytelling android debuts in Japan

A robot copy of Beicho Katsura III, a master comic storyteller in Japan, takes the stage in Osaka and gets a few laughs.

By Jul. 23, 2012


Japanese create levitating chair for elderly

Rehabilitation researchers at Kobe Gakuin University are developing a chair that levitates. But it won't let you leap buildings with the push of a button.

By Feb. 22, 2010


TRW develops retractable steering wheel for the elderly, very fat

TRW is working on a fully retractable steering wheel that gets out of your way every time you get in or out of your motor. That could be good news if you like a pie.

By Jul. 4, 2011


Report: Elderly woman takes down Net in Georgia, Armenia

It seems that one only has to accidentally hack through one cable in order to bring the Internet of two countries to a halt.

By Apr. 7, 2011


Renault intros front swivel seat for elderly, handicapped

With its new Clio, Renault offers the first-ever OEM front swivel seat, allowing for better entrance and egress for passengers with limited mobility.

By Apr. 5, 2010


IMEC unveils heart monitor for athletes, elderly

The ECG necklace is able to monitor one's heart even in loud environments, and can transmit data wirelessly to a computer within 10 miles.

By Sep. 3, 2009


Video phone for Japan's elderly

NTT DoCoMo's products reflect the country's aging population

By Mar. 10, 2007


Honda helps the elderly walk like a robot

Wearable walking assistance device is based on technology used to create an "advanced humanoid robot."

By Apr. 22, 2008