HelloSpoon is an affordable Android-based assistive robot with the shape of a baby elephant.
The mission of HelloSpoon is feed children and elderly with upper limb difficulties originated by an accident or illness while giving them a fun and entertaining moment.
It has a 4 DOF robotic arm, built with Dynamixel XL-320 actuators and an OpenCM-9.04 board for the control.
The main feature of HelloSpoon is the use of a smartphone app to give all the social capabilities. Thanks to this smartphone app HelloSpoon is able to talk with the user, understand what they are saying, play songs, display facial animations according to the situation, etc. Also thanks to the smartphone is possible to offer a very affordable solution in comparison with the ones in the market.
Is very important to mention that HelloSpoon is an Open Source project and all the files needed to build your own are available through Github.
You can learn more about HelloSpoon going to its website.