Back in 2010, Panasonic revealed a robot prototype for the medical industry and today the Hospi type R has been cleared to be used in Japan and abroad. Specifically sanctioned for personal care duties, this approachable robot will be able to perform such drudge work as toting around medicine, patients and performing tasks like hair washing.
The Hospi type R is being touted by the company as the first robot in the world to meet this particular combination of safety standards. In order to work, it is equipped with a combination of cameras, Wi-Fi and preprogrammed maps to navigate around buildings. It can even take the elevator. Most importantly, the Hospi type R has an ID security card system so unauthorized people can't steal its contents.