The robot was one of many in the Robotics Zone at CES, which was populated by a large number of robots meant to service humans. It was like something out of an Isaac Asimov novel. It seems that robots are as popular as ever, especially when given a narrow task like the Whee Me’s job of giving you a massage.
Judging by the crowd of folks standing around it, it was a popular gadget that elicited a lot of smiles and camera clicks.
The robot can give your body a gentle massage as it drives back and forth. It’s smart enough not to fall off, since it has sensors that detect the edge of your body. One reviewer reported that it offered a light massage, not a deep one. The Israeli company says the robot will debut in the fourth quarter of 2011 and will cost $69. Check out the video of the robot in action.