Michael, the founder of Labrador, was inspired by the loyal and helpful nature of Labrador retrievers, which are also the most common breed for assistive dogs. With the mission to create an assistive robot that can deliver items for people with health issues, Michael named his company Labrador.
“I wanted to create something that could provide a degree of assistance to give somebody a degree of independence back. It’s not about replacing human caregivers, but providing a lifeline for people with disabilities or health conditions who need assistance with daily activities,” said Michael Dooley, the founder of Labrador.
Unlike traditional humanoid robots, Labrador is designed to be more functional and utility-based, similar to R2D2 in the Star Wars world. It is a game-changer and lifesaver for people with disabilities or health conditions who need assistance with daily activities. With the ability to bring medication, water, and groceries, Labrador brings back a degree of independence that is often lost with health issues.
Labrador can be controlled through speech commands, cell phones, or even IoT buttons, making it accessible to everyone. It has a set of bus stops that includes places like the armchair, kitchen counter, refrigerator, and front door. The robot parks at the right spot and raises and lowers to the right height, making it easy to access.
Labrador is a perfect example of how technology can be used to improve people’s lives. If you want to know more about the company, visit their website at labradorsystems.com.