WeeBots: Personal Mobility Robots for Babies

Babies who may not have the capability to move about as freely as they should will still be able to develop their cognitive abilities by exploring and interacting with their environment using the new WeeBot. The robot assists babies that have conditions like Down syndrome or cerebral palsy that may affect independent mobility. Studies show that exploration and interaction with the environment is essential to cognitive development and the WeeBot allows for both. Using a fusion of Nintendo Wii balance boards and an infant seat on top of Adept MobileRobots Pioneer P3-DX bases. The robot is then calibrated to move in whichever direction the baby leans.

(Source: IEEE Spectrum)

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