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German specialists are developing a humanoid robot that can take care of the elderly and make diagnoses, BTA reported.

The Garmy robot looks like any other machine of its kind - it stands on a wheeled platform, is equipped with artificial arms and has a black screen with two blue circles floating on it like eyes.

But for retired doctor Guenther Steinbach, "it's a dream" that could make diagnoses and treatments possible, and in the long term, perhaps providing care. 

The Garmy humanoid was designed by a dozen researchers specializing in geriatrics, a new discipline that uses new technologies in the service of geriatrics.

They work in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, being attached to the Technical University of Munich.

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The choice of the resort in the Bavarian Alps is not accidental - Garmisch-Partenkirchen is home to a large number of elderly people.

Germany has one of the highest aging rates in the world.

As nurses are in short supply, researchers aim to introduce robots into healthcare facilities, nursing homes or homes for the elderly and thus avoid the need for doctors to travel to different locations.

Doctors will assess the robot's performance from a distance, which could be especially useful for people living in remote locations.

Multi-functional robots will likely be able to serve food, open a water bottle, call for help in case of a fall, or organize a video chat with family and friends.

It is not yet known when Garmi will be ready for mass production and use in everyday life.

The costs of its production and use have not yet been calculated.

"We have to get there, the statistics show it, it's urgent. By 2030, we should be able to integrate this kind of technology into our society," Dr. Naseri is convinced.