Hanson Robotics took the world by storm in 2016 with Sophia. She was given Saudi Arabian citizenship. Hong Kong-based robotics has discovered its latest invention: Grace, a humanoid robot it hopes will revolutionize healthcare.
About Hanson Robotics:
Hanson Robotics is a robotics and engineering company. The company is Hong-kong base and David Hanson is the founder. The company is well known for its human-like robots with artificial intelligence.
Moreover, it is for entertainment, healthcare, research, service, and the application of customers. In 2016, the company invented robots. Sophia is the smartest robot in the world.
The robot can communicate with people using artificial intelligence. Also, she looks human and even uses facial expressions to convey emotions.
Design Of Grace:
Grace is design as an assistant for doctors. The robot is equipped with sensors including thermal cameras. The camera helps to detect the temperature and pulse of patients.
Moreover, doctors are using Grace to deliver treatments and diagnose illnesses. Also a companion for patients too. The robot specializes in senior care and can speak three different languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin and can socialize and conduct talk therapy.
Grace Was Once Reserved Only For Futuristic Science-Fiction Movies:
In daily life, humans and robots coexist with each other. The future robot is the present reality. Furthermore, these machines aim to make human life easier.
Toyota Research Institute is developing a human assist robot to help aged people in its lab in California. Additionally, the robot works in assembly and manufacturing lines very often. As the robot has a learning system that can learn different work.
How Does Grace Work?
This robot can save floor space. This hangs from the ceiling like a bat and can reach other parts and machines from the ceiling.
It can complete multiple tasks such as loading the dishwasher and many more. However, According to Hanson Robotics and CEO David Hanson, the aim to introduce Grace was to support the medical profession rather than replacement.
Moreover, in this context, ‘Using Robotics and AI’ can gather important data for health care providers. Also, access the well-being of patients.
Development In Medical Sector:
Grace was launched in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic. The aim to develop the robot was to support the medical sector.
Moreover, Grace help during the time of increasing demand for telehealth solutions and contactless care. According to the International Federation of Robotics, there was an increase in global sales of medical robots.
Before the pandemic, between 2018 and 2019, the sale rose to 28%. Also, there is a future prediction that the sector value can nearly double in three years. At the end of the year, including Grace and Sophia, it will begin mass-producing robots.