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Updated: January 4, 2010 18:29 IST

Soon, robot that can help grandma shop!

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An attendee shakes hands with Hoovers Mobile's remote controlled, Robot Hoovie, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
AP An attendee shakes hands with Hoovers Mobile's remote controlled, Robot Hoovie, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Scientists are working on a special version of a robot that helps people with their shopping.

Experts at Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International are testing Robovie, that along with associated system, helps monitor your grandma’s health and even suggests specific dishes to improve health.

The three-foot-tall walking technology helps shoppers select items for purchase with the help of a special menu-driven device, communication with which is continued at the store, according to Live Science.

A video demonstration showed the child-sized robot accompanying a 67-year-old woman carrying the shopping basket.

The robot later gives reminders to buy the needed items along with suggestions to include lettuce in the salad along with the broccoli that is already on the woman’s list.

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