Care robots can help us care for people in many different settings. There are all kinds of tasks for the care robot to come up with, but what do we want as a society?
Robots in healthcare
How do patients look at robots, and what is the feeling of the healthcare providers? Everyone can see that healthcare is under pressure. People are getting older and fewer and fewer hands are available. Will there be enough hands left to care for the many elderly and sick people? Or do we need care robots that can help patients and caregivers? It is often the task of a robot to keep an eye on things or to turn on the news at eight o'clock. Tasks like these allow caregivers to spend more time on the actual personal care.
Examples of the care robot
Robots that can be used to inform visitors and patients include social robots and service robots. In addition, we increasingly see robot arms in healthcare and exampes of the robot prosthesis. For cleaning, more and more cleaning robots are being put to use.