Italian Institute of Robotics
and Intelligent Machines

AI, fleshed out

RIBA

Class

Research

Developer

RTC

Application Field

Companion Robots

Region

Asia

TRL

8

Development status

Ready

RIBA can lift a person up to 135lbs from a lying or sitting position and move them to another location. RIBA has strong arms with advanced tactile sensors that prevent slipping. It is also equipped with two cameras and two microphones so it can follow cues from an operator. RIBA looks like a big teddy bear, which is meant to calm patients, but could also be unsettling to some.