• Cobots: The Rise of the Health Companion

    In the 2014 Disney movie, Big Hero 6, the protagonist Hiro Hamada meets Baymax, a personal healthcare Robot. The inflatable, soft-spoken, teddy bear-like android sits dormant in its charging hub till it hears or senses a need for medical attention from its owner. Once activated it can perform any of the over 10,000 medical procedures it has been pre-programmed with. In other words, Baymax was Hiro’s personal health superhero.