June 24, 2016      

ODENSE, Denmark -- One of the busier exhibition stands at RoboBusiness Europe 2016 was Melvin, a unique robot for helping people on the toilet. The assistive robot removes the user's pants, helps the user sit and stand, and aids in putting the pants back on.

The device's name is taken from the British slang word for a "reverse wedgie." Melvin's lighthearted name belies its potential for helping older or disabled people retain some privacy and independence.

Helene HOyer Jensen, sales chief at A...

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