A team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has developed MyBom, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI)-based dementia care robot. Researchers have also set up a startup to commercialize their latest product.
The KIST team applied the technology, named artificial robot brain intelligence (ARBI), in developing MyBom. ARBI includes artificial brain elements of a robot capable of planning, situation inference and knowledge reasoning on the ontology-based knowledge system, which is the core technology of artificial intelligence. Various intelligent behaviors of the robot include deep neural network (DNN), algorithmic method, and robot service knowledge.
The development of robotic care service for patients with mild dementia using robot AI technology can be a tremendous social and emotional aid for not only dementia patients but also to their caregivers.
[Source : Korea Biomedical Review]