Robotic Butler Can Microwave Your Meal

  • A new robotic butler, HERB, is sophisticated enough to navigate a kitchen and microwave a meal. The prototype from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, Home Exploring Robot Butler, is built on top of a Segway and designed to navigate home environments, especially the kitchen

    “I’m thinking of all the things my grandmother has trouble doing, and I really want to try and automate some of these things, so that her quality of life in certainly improved,” says Professor Siddhartha “Sid” Srinivasam.