Belgium Government

How social robots are dispelling myths and caring for humans


Despite the apparent shortcomings of the Belgian government, best friends Deblieck and Fabrice Goffin ploughed ahead with their version of Aldebaran's Nao social robot, to initially develop something for the hospitality industry. It has two social robots, Nao and Pepper. Beyond healthcare and therapy, social robots will find an increasing role in hospitality, Deblieck's initial target market, but also in retail and, as the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven has recently shown, providing virtual guides for people with mobility issues. To get weekly news analysis, job alerts and event notifications direct to your inbox, sign up free for Media & Tech Network membership.