For those who need it the most, assistance in your daily chores such as shopping for groceries is here thanks to the Kinect. The Kinect wi-GO is a robot system that is designed to aid in disabled persons, the elderly and pregnant women in carrying objects. This video by Luis de Matos displays how the wi-GO robot system seeks to “unite technological knowledge and liability towards the improvement of life”. In this video, the wi-GO system tracks the user through a Kinect sensor. The contraption then, designed to carry groceries and other things, follows the user. This saves the user the burden from carry things. This also saves the users from guiding their carts. The only thing left to do is put the object in the wi-GO robot system and go on with life.
Here is a description by the developers:
“wi-GO is a project that seeks to unite the technological knowledge and liability in the construction of a common path toward integration and improved quality of life. With the aim of building a barrier-free society, the project wi-GO is a robot system based on sensor technology Kinect that enables the disabled person, but also the elderly and pregnant women, among others, carry objects without difficulty, comfortably and safely. Scheduled to follow the people, promotes mobility, reduces the inability of people with physical disabilities, ensuring integration and quality of life.”
For more information about the Kinect wi-GO Robot System, visit the project’s Vimeo Page.