Robots can now give full-body personalised massages at home

Robots can now give full-body personalised massages at home


Technology



17 July 2020

By Alice Klein

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The massage robot from French firm Capsix is available to rent
Capsix Robotics

You can now get a massage without having to rely on another human being or leave your home, thanks to newly developed robot masseurs.

French company Capsix Robotics and researchers at the University of Plymouth in the UK have both created robots that can give personalised massages.

The Capsix model has a robotic arm with sensors and a camera that allow it to adapt to the individual user’s body shape. It has been programmed with a range of massage protocols developed by physiotherapists, and users can …

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