ROBOTIC HOME HELPER
In the U.S., the number of elderly individuals has increased by a factor of 11 in the past century, while the population under age 65 has merely tripled. As a result, there are not enough young adults available to care for this huge elderly population. Assistive technology is crucial for baby boomers who are searching for solutions to help care for their aging parents. With this XPRIZE, robots would become accepted as standard members of households, eventually developing into indispensable helpers.
The winning team will be the first to develop and demonstrate an autonomous robot that can clean up a room from a state of “randomness” to a state defined as “clean.” During the competition, a team will place a robot into a “clean” room, with the robot having 1 hour to memorize this state. The room will then be randomized (made disorderly and dirty), and the robot will have 8 hours to return the room to its initial “clean” state.
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