HelloSpoon is a DIY meal-assistance robot designed by Luis Garcia, a 23-year-old engineer from Mexico. Essentially, it’s a robot arm that helps people of limited mobility, like kids or the elderly, eat. Using a smartphone application that offers features like voice recognition (to aid in a friendlier interaction), music, and a cheering noise after every bite is taken (for the kids, d’awe), the robot is able to spoon feed people who can’t feed themselves from a special slanted bowl that keeps food within the arm’s reach.
HelloSpoon also looks like a big blue elephant, making it particularly adorable, especially when it says things like, “Are you ready to have fun?” Yes, HelloSpoon, I am. I am ready to have fun.