MIT Pune, IBM unveil robot ‘Chintu’ to assist senior citizens

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  • The students of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Pune and technology giant IBM have developed a robot, Chintu, which would assist senior citizens in their everyday tasks.
  • Chintu, under 2ft tall robot, was developed after MIT Pune received a grant of Rs 10 lakh last year from IBM.
  • It is powered by the US-based company’s cognitive assistant, IBM Watson. Chintu can move his hands and read books to an audience.
  • Chintu will assist senior citizens in conducting everyday tasks such as reading the newspaper/book and generate reminders on their daily medication.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The students of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) Pune and technology giant IBM have developed which robot, that would assist senior citizens in their everyday tasks? 
– Chintu. 

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