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Robots help elderly in nursing home

2016-05-23 13:38

By (xinhua/chinadaily.com.cn)

Robots help elderly in nursing home

An elderly man listens to traditional Chinese opera via A-Tie who plays music at the nursing home in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, May 17, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

The robots were developed by Woosiyuan Telecom Technology Co Ltd and are currently undergoing trials.

The "A-Tie" robots, whose name means "iron" in Chinese, are 0.8 meters tall and weigh 15 kilograms. They have round bodies and heads sprouting two antennae.

The robots are controlled by a mobile phone app or touch screens, and they can do much more than remind patients to take their medicines.