Giant Teddy Bear Faced Robot Designed to Lift Patients Into Wheelchairs

Posted on August 2, 2011

Riba II Healthcare Robot


If you get sick in the future - and need to be lifted off the floor and into a wheelchair - a large teddy bear faced robot may come to your aid. With the help of a human, RIBA II, puts its long arms underneath a sick or disabled human. The robot then wheels over to a wheelchair and gently places the human into it. Reuters says RIBA II can lift patients weighing up to 176 pounds. Take a look:



Photo: RIKKEN