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((PKG)) ELDER CARE ROBOT RUDY
((Banner: Elder Care Robots))
((Reporter:
Faiza Elmasry))
((Camera:
Adam Greenbaum))
((Adapted by:
Philip Alexiou))
((Map:
Springfield, Virginia))
((Courtesy: VIDEO FROM: INF Robotics, VOA))
((NATS))
((ROBOT RUDY))

Would you like to dance with me?
((OLGA ROBERTSON, CLIENT))
Yes.
((ROBOT RUDY))
This song is “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller.

((NATS))
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
What we wanted to do was design a robot that’s easy to use,
((ROBOT RUDY))
The time is 9:39 am
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
designed specifically for seniors, but also affordable. I think that was very important, and something that seniors, older individuals could trust.
((OLGA ROBERTSON, CLIENT))
He’s company and is somebody to talk to and somebody to dance with. I like the song that he plays actually.
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
Okay, Rudy.
((ROBOT RUDY))
What would you like me to do?
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
Help me.
((ROBOT RUDY))
Have I reached you?
Remember to take your morning medication Anthony.
((CARLA RODRIGUEZ, INF EMPLOYEE))
We always had seniors involved and every time we had some type of communication, we’d introduce it. Seniors would give us their feedback, 'we don’t like this, we don’t like that.'. We’d come in and change it.
((NATS))
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))

At an early age, I saw both aspects of it. And as I grew older, I realized we weren’t the only family facing this problem.
((NATS))
((OLGA ROBERTSON, CLIENT))

Let’s go.
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
There are thousands of families facing the same issue. Most cases even worse where they have a loved one that they are taking care of, and the cost becomes an issue. So, we don’t want to make decisions for them. We want to help them make decisions and really give the power back to them, so that they can stay independent.
((NATS))
Hi, good afternoon. Did you take your medicine this morning?
((OLGA ROBERTSON, CLIENT))
Yes.
((NATS))
Okay, wonderful. Did you sleep okay last night?
((OLGA ROBERTSON, CLIENT))
Yes.
((NATS))
Okay, good.
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
So, you know, Rudy’s a companion. He’ll, you know, work on talking with you and engaging you.

((NATS))
((ROBOT RUDY))
What would you like me to do?
((ANTHONY NUNEZ, INF ROBOTICS))
Let’s go.
So, here, Rudy’s able to help carry things for me, you know, help me around the house as I’m moving throughout the day.
We’re leveraging the artificial intelligence within our platform to help seniors make better decisions to allow them to stay in their home, which, according to AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) 90 percent of them want to stay in their home. And the longer we can keep them in their home, the happier they are and that’s really what we want to do.
((NATS))
((OLGA ROBERTSON, CLIENT))

((NATS))
He does a pretty good jitterbug, I think.

((NATS))

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