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Caring robots get the green light

The International Organisation of Standards has recently released the latest standards for care robotics. The standards define the requirements for safe design of personal care robots with an emphasis on mobile servant robots, physical assistant robots and person carrier robots that aim to improve quality of life of the user, irrespective of age or capabilities. The standards outline hazards with the use of these types of bots, with the requirements and guidelines attempting to reduce risk and hazards at least to an acceptable level.
The International Organisation of Standards has recently released the latest standards for care robotics.
 
The standards define the requirements for safe design of personal care robots with an emphasis on mobile servant robots, physical assistant robots and person carrier robots that aim to improve quality of life of the user, irrespective of age or capabilities.
 
The standards outline hazards with the use of these types of bots, with the requirements and guidelines attempting to reduce risk and hazards at least to an acceptable level.
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