Although Dvice sees the Meal Assistance Robot helping the elderly in the recovering country of Japan, I see it helping not just seniors, but also other disabled individuals around the world.
Conceived and created by Isao Wakabayashi, the Meal Assistance Robot is just what it sounds like. It is a robot that assists people with eating. Considering how the world is often short of caregivers in all forms, this interesting robot may be the perfect solution to fixing this problem.
Controlled via voice commands, the Meal Asstance Robot can recognize meal items and serve them to the user. Although a bit slow right now, its potential is truly amazing.