Robots For Good allows hospitalized children to visit the zoo

An amazing company called ‘Robots For Good’ has come up with the ingenious idea of allowing bedridden children to experience the delights of the zoo, thanks to their remarkable new inventions.

This astounding and innovative company Wevolver has teamed up with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London to allow children to experience a revolutionary form of virtual reality.


According to the company’s website:

“The aim of the Inmoov Robots for Good project is to give hospitalized children control of a human-sized 3D printed robot to explore the outside world.”

The robots are 3-D printed and fitted with the latest technology so that they are compatible with the Oculus Rift VR Headset, which is readily available to the public. A live feed is transmitted from the robot as it travels around on a Segway -style frame. Not only is this the coolest thing that we’ve seen since Stephen Spielberg’s AI, but it’s a heartwarming concept and one we hope manages to reach many, many more children.

The project is still in development, and the makers have appealed for help in finding engineers to assist in the final stages, such as creating fully functioning arms.

A full report was run in IFLScience which highlights the project and it’s current state.

Colin J McCracken

Colin J McCracken is a content designer, editor and writer from Ireland. Giving form and function to the My Good Planet vision, it has been his role to design and develop the online platform, content and presence of the project.

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