A robot librarian has been designed by Aberystwyth University students who combined existing robot technology with information from the university’s online library search facility to create their brainchild. “Hugh”, an artificially intelligent library catalogue, will be able to take verbal book requests, work out where the hard copy is and lead students to the relevant bookshelf. Although the model requires some perfecting, the students who designed the robot believe that the design could be one of a line of robots that could undertake specific tasks in places such as hospitals, care homes and supermarkets. He even has his own website! Read more below.
Hugh's home page