Robotic Nannies

Replacing human services with digital devices and robots

Implications - As more mothers joined the workforce in recent decades, the demand for daycare has risen. With the credit crunch looming, this requirement will only intensify as parents are forced to take on even more work hours. To answer this, savvy inventors are creating robots and other devices that aid with child care.
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Bracelets for Lost Children - Dcontinuum Link Child Locator
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Bracelets for Lost Children
Dcontinuum Link Child Locator
The basic concept behind the Link Child Locater device, designed by Dcontinuum, is that a parent, guardian or babysitter can use it to locate or keep track of children in crowded locations. The device… [More]
Robotic Babysitters - In-Store Robo-Nanny Lets You Shop in Peace
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Warm 9,025 Clicks Pub: Mar 25, 08
Robotic Babysitters
In-Store Robo-Nanny Lets You Shop in Peace
This is not the first inhuman babysitter, but the new robot recently "employed" at the famous Fukuoka Japanese department store is the perfect godsend for shopaholic parents with kids. The 1.4-meter tall… [More]
Virtual Babysitter - iRobot Connectr
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Average 4,963 Clicks Pub: Oct 1, 07
Virtual Babysitter
iRobot Connectr
As working parents know, work schedules and travel can steal away from family time. IRobot has come up with, what I can honestly say is, a rather brilliant solution: the Connectr! This gadget is a great… [More]
Robot Helps Lost People - Robovie
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Untested 3,169 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 08
Robot Helps Lost People
Robovie
If you ever find yourself lost in a shopping mall in Osaka, Japan, just look for a lurking robot with lemur-like eyes. The Robovie is a crowd-monitoring robot capable not only of watching 20 people at… [More]
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