Robots already perform a variety of functions for us today. They build cars and can sing. These are just a few of the functions a robot can perform.
The days of a live nurse giving you a sponge bath may possibly be limited in the future. Although Cody was built to help nurses so that they would have time to complete other tasks, is it possible that Cody one day will actually replace a live Nurse?
This new robot named Cody was created by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. You might ask, “How does Cody work?” Cody is fitted with a specialized “bath mitt.” In order for Cody to give the sponge bath, it gathers laser range data and images from a camera and a range finder on it’s shoulder. This helps guide it’s hand along in giving a sponge bath. The robot uses laser and a camera that feeds the information to a microprocessor.
It appears the robot will play an important part of the future. Some call Cody a “sponge bath robot.” According to Cnet.com, it was determined by Georgia Tech’s Healthcare Robotics Lab that Cody effectively removed 96 percent of the dirt from the arm.
Could it be possible that Cody will one day not only be in the hospital, but in your home as well? Will Cody one day be on someone’s Christmas wish list? You can build relationships with a live nurse, but that might be kind of difficult to do with a robot. Will Cody be able to one day give shots to patients that have diabetes or that might need blood drawn?
Have you wondered how much Cody would cost to have it in your home in the future?