Designer Watinee Leewongjaroen's "Memo" robot is designed to be the perfect companion and caregiver. It monitors its charge all day long, doing simple things like helping to find a pair of sunglasses, and performing more complicated acts such as calling for help in the event of an emergency.
Memo is also designed to have a more tender side, spending time playing games with the patient (such as a friendly round of chess), teleconferencing with friends and family and even dispensing pills when it's time for medicine.
While it's true that a robot such as the Memo could never replace the care a human provides — don't you think it's better than being alone? Human caregivers aren't tireless, after all, and sometimes — such as when you have Alzheimer's, for instance — just having a presence nearby is a huge boon. Check out the gallery below to see the Memo in a variety of situations.
Via Yanko Design