At CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Aeolus Robotics has introduced aeo, a dual-arm humanoid robot that can perform several service tasks, including delivery, security, eldercare, kiosk operation and ultraviolet germicidal disinfection. The company said its hands-on approach to service, operated by aeo, combines mobility with advanced functionality to perform tasks such as opening doors, picking up objects, and riding elevators.
The company said aero is available as a robot-as-a-service (RaaS), and features plug-and-play attachments and integration with third-party developers, such as Asratech of Japan and Malibu AI in Taiwan. The dual arms have seven degrees-of-freedom (DOF), which allow aeo to perform tasks such as delivery or disinfection with one arm, while the other arm is free for mobility tasks such as operating elevators or opening doors. The aeo includes third-generation arms created by Aeolus that include an eight-pound single-arm lift capacity. The company said its vision algorithms provide several capabilities, from determining the posture and position of a human for eldercare safety, to detecting open windows or misplaced backpacks in a security setting.
“Our goal is to create robots that will enhance quality of life and advance the positive impact robots already have on society,” said Alexander Huang, global CEO of Aeolus Robotics. “Our first single-arm robot in 2018 pushed the state-of-the-art for what a robot assistant could achieve, but we wanted to do more. Our experience deploying robots in environments as diverse as senior care, hospitals, public transportation offices and hotels, led us to develop our dual-arm humanoid robot aeo – what we consider a truly capable, multifunctional service robot for real-world facilities.”
Aeolus said the robot is now deployed in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taipei. In Japan, aeo is serving some of the largest eldercare providers, such as Medical Care Service, Inc., Cocofump, and HIMEDIC, Inc., along with Japanese real-estate and property management companies like Tokyu Group and Globeship Corporation. The aeo robot can perform services such as night shift patrol for resident safety, delivery of medical supplies across hospitals, disinfecting facilities, and patrolling offices and schools for intruders or spotting misplaced items.
“Our company operates a timeshare membership hotel, which includes a senior care department that operates as a combination of hospitality, medical care and nursing care,” said Kayo Kojima, general manager of Senior Life Central Japan at HIMEDIC. “The robot is already one of our colleagues and a key member of our team. The robot takes on completing simple tasks that frees up our staff to have more time to interact with patients and staff. As a result, the resident and patient care interaction and hospitality services we provide will improve.”
For more details on the robot, visit the Aeolus Robotics website here.