Robot Technology Years Away From Elderly Care


Although much progress has been made in the world of robotics , using robots to do household chores or care for the elderly may still be years away. At the moment , robots can do many tasks, but it just takes them too long to do them.




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  • ageing = becoming older
  • all-in-one = here: a robot that can do basically everything
  • annual = yearly
  • bedridden = not able to leave your bed because you are old or ill
  • competition = event that tries to find out who is the best
  • consumer = people who buy things
  • crawling with them = here: you can see them everywhere
  • dexterity = skill and speed in doing something with your hands
  • elderly = older people
  • essential = something extremely  important or necessary
  • estimate = think
  • feed = here: put
  • fold = put together in an orderly way
  • footage = here: a short film
  • isolation = being alone
  • laundry = clothes that need to be washed or that just have been washed
  • majority = most of
  • patience = being able to wait for something without getting angry
  • proportion = part of something compared to the whole thing
  • remote = far away
  • robotics  = the study of how robots are made or used
  • sponsor = here: pay for an event
  • stroke = when a blood vessel  in your brain suddenly breaks open or becomes blocked so that people may die or not be able to use some muscles
  • task = job
  • variety = many different types of things
  • vehicle = car, bus etc..