... Nine years ago robotics pioneer Joseph Engelberger described an eldercare assistive robot that would work in a home at a cost of $1.25 per hour. It would fetch things, remind and provide medications, provide security and communication and many other services and tasks.
... Nine years later there is no such robot. Why is that? And what is the present state of the technology?
... Read the details here.
... Or read the article in IEEE Spectrum.