Disabled people can get too frustrated when they are not able to feed themselves. Not only do they feel like they are taking someone’s time to feed them, but they like to experience the feeling of being independent. This is why, some scientists have come together, and invented “Obi”, a robot that helps disabled people feeding themselves. Keep on reading if you want to know more about this truly great invention.
Obi is a dining robot that provides people with the ability to control their meals, and how they are eaten. Moreover, Obi is a robotic arm that includes a spoon used in order to scoop food from a bowl. It has 4 bowls, you choose the one you need, and the robot transfers food from it to the mouth.
However, Obi is not completely auto functioning. In fact, you need to make it adapt to the mouth and to the bowl. Moreover, you will find two buttons that will help you make it work. The first one, a green “choose” button that allows you to move the spoon to the specific bowl you’d like to eat from. The second one, is a blue “delivery” button that orders the robot to scoop the food in the spoon and deliver it to your mouth. Additionally, you have to teach Obi where your mouth is located so that it knows the direction your food must be delivered to.
Price and Specs
In fact, Obi batteries that are rechargeable. The last for an interval of 2 to 4 hours, it depends on how much time it is used for. Moreover, this robotic arm costs about $4,500. Moreover, the price may not be cheap, but it can help someone you love finally enjoy his or her freedom and independence. When you pay the $4,500, you will get the robot itself, one plate and placemat, two magnetically attaching spoons (small and large), and a charging cable.