- While floor-based mobile robots may have great potential
- for automating processes and assisting people (i.e. the disabled and infirmed or home/industrial security),
- their need to navigate around objects (people, furniture, stairs, pets..) makes them expensive
- while still not alleviating the potential for a sense of obtrusiveness on the part of the users.
ELEVATED ROBOTIC ASSISTIVE DEVICE
The technology consists of a lightweight track, or rail, system, which is suspended from the
ceiling or off of a wall, or a track-support frame, and includes one or more relatively small, robotic, self-
propelled cars, or modules, that move along the overhead track(s) in either remote control or