Robo-Mate modules on TV
The Swiss public broadcaster showed and explained Robo-Mate modules as part of its coverage of the "Cybathlon". The journalist who tried the active arms apparently did like the experience: she wanted them to move house. However, Massimo Di Pardo from Centro Ricerche Fiat sees some other, slightly more urgent application areas.
Cybathlon was a competition, organised by ETHZ on 8 October in Zurich, for people with disabilities and their assistive devices – like exoskeletons. While the focus of the events was on powered wheelchairs, protheses and exoskeletons for people with disabilities, Robo-Mate was included in the broadcast to show the potential of exoskeletons in addition to medical applications.
As Massimo Di Pardo says in the broadcast, workers appreciated all three of Robo-Mates modules during tests, mainly in three situations:
The Swiss public broadcaster "SRF" produced a whole programme on the topic of human-robot collaboration or interaction, called "SRF Menschmaschine" [SRF Men-Machine]. The broadcast on Robo-Mate and a few other highlights from the programme (all in German/Swiss-German):
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