ROPITS is Single-Passenger Robot That is Able to Move On It’s Own

ROPITS is Single-Passenger Robot That is Able to Move On It's Own

By: Nimesh Rudra

ROPITS is able to move around autonomously on sidewalks.  It is functioning to support people with difficulties walking. ROPITS is easy to access, as it can be summoned from anywhere in the city using the mobile information device. ROPITS transports the customer to their destination. It uses 3D environmental recognition technology to move around objects in the way.

 

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ROPITS will make life much easier for disabled people. If an elderly person lives alone, and needs to go shopping, the ROPITS will transport the elder with ease. My only concern about ROPITS is that it might crash into other people. Other than that, ROPITS is a great robot that will help many people.

 

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