Washington: A woman in Rome is enjoying 24-hour care courtesy her live-in android.
The android has been named "Mr. Robin" by her.
The machine consists of a tablet screen attached to a mobile unit, which is remotely connected to sensors around 94-year-old author Lea Mina Ralli`s home that monitor her vital signs and activity.
This device feeds the data to the carers who visit her regularly and signals them in a case of emergencies like a bad fall or elevated blood pressure, CNN reported.
The Italian is just one of six people who are participating in the ground-breaking trial of the GiraffPlus system - an EU-funded project which is trying to bring robots into the homes of the elderly and infirm - ahead of the commercial launch in 2015.
Accompany`s Care-o-bot 3 design are currently undergoing a final trial with elderly subjects in smart homes, in which they provide many services, ranging from carrying items and opening doors, to monitoring the subject and recommending activities for them