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GoCart, World’s 1st Meal-Transport Robot For All Elderly And Health Care Facilities Unveiled

On-site test at elderly care facilities in the US and EU in Q4 2014; Features d-SLAM Yujin Robot's new machine vision technology; ROCON-enabled system integrates robot with all smart devices and IT infrastructure

 
 
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PRLog - Aug. 31, 2014 - SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea-based Yujin Robot (KOSDAQ: 056080), a leader in delivering robotic solutions, unveiled GoCart, the world’s first meal-transport robot designed to operate in all elderly and health care facilities.

The first field test is scheduled for 8 October 2014 at a retirement community in the northeastern US with another test scheduled at a facility in southern Sweden. The US test is being conducted in partnership with Horst Construction, a leader in the construction of high-quality elderly care facilities in the US. The test in Sweden will be carried out in conjunction with ScanBox, a market leader in high-quality gourmet meal-transport containers.

GoCart is a joint effort between two industry leaders, Yujin Robot and ScanBox. GoCart combines the latest autonomous navigation and mobility technologies developed by Yujin Robot with state-of the-art meal-transport systems developed by ScanBox. GoCart has unprecedented flexibility and ease of use. It maps the environment and uses an array of sensors and cameras to autonomously carry out its deliveries without interfering with people or other objects. With its IoT-based interface, GoCart easily connects with any facility’s existing IT system and works with smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs.

“The strategic partnership between ScanBox, Yujin Robot, and Horst Construction represents the best of Europe, Asia, and North America, and we are excited by the growth prospects generated by the tremendous synergies from this multinational alliance,” said Robb Cheek, Yujin Robot’s business developer. “Private and public elderly care facilities worldwide already face labour shortages and skyrocketing costs; and fiscally constrained governments’ must provide high-quality care for their seniors while controlling costs. All can now benefit from our robotic meal-transport system. Everybody wins.”

About Yujin Robot Co. Ltd.

Based in Seoul’s Gasan Digital Complex, South Korea’s biggest IT centre, Yujin Robot was founded with the goal of creating intelligent robots that help humanity. The company is dedicated to making the world a better place through robotics, liberating humanity from mundane tasks that take us away from activities that truly matter – like spending time with family and friends. Yujin Robot’s team of creative individuals focus on expanding the boundaries of robotics for the world of today and tomorrow.

About ScanBox Thermo Products AB

ScanBox is a world-renown designer and manufacturer of high-end food transport systems for the world’s most discerning clients, including the Ritz-Carlton, Rod Laver Arena, Parliament House, Australia, and hospitals, schools, and elderly care facilities around the world.

About Horst Construction

Horst Construction is a 120 year old family-owned company. Horst Construction is one of a family of companies that make up the Horst Group, a diversified corporation specializing in Construction, Insurance, Property Management and Senior Care.

Media Contact
Robb Cheek
+82 70 4657 7072
robb.cheek@yujinrobot.com

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Source:Yujin Robot, ScanBox, Horst Construction
City/Town:Seoul - Seoul - Korea, South
Industry:Medical, Technology
Tags:robot, senior care, artificial intelligence, robb cheek, robert cheek
Last Updated:Aug 31, 2014
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