JH: The Brobot could be applied to multitudes of different things at this point. We are thinking of improving and applying it to restaurants for service assistance or hospice care for bringing injured or sick people food or things that they can not retrieve on their own.
JK: This project was mostly to prove that the concept would work. I would like to expand this idea to other tasks that a robot can handle during the day like taking out the trash, because I'm lazy, but I think that hospice care would greatly benefit from something like this and provide assistance to those who struggle getting around.
Describe your perfect robot. JH: My perfect robot would be a robot that never fails at the job that it is given. The thing that makes building robot's tough is there is always a problem that no one thought of that causes it to fail spectacularly.
JK: The one the likes long walks on the beach, and brings me a pina colada.
Is America ever going to get their hands on this thing? JH: Yes, after improvements and tweaks are made, people could use the Brobot in their home for drink retrieval.
JK: Oh yeah. We just need to make it a little cheaper to build and a bit easier to setup, then I could see this being marketable. Not sure if that's happening any time soon though.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and his dream robot would be one that could sing any Hall & Oates song on command.