"It's a bit like R2D2, but it has a giraffe neck as well, so the head is not joined with the body in that way," says Frennert. "You can give it commands and it will follow your instructions. You can use the touchsreen and gestures to communicate with is as well."
Frennert says the current model costs aroun €14,000, but that widespread use of the robots would bring the price down. An idea is to have elderly people rent the robot and pay a fee every month.