The soft side of robots: elderly care



Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Japan is looking into robotic solutions to look after its ageing population. The FT’s Kana …

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28 Replies to “The soft side of robots: elderly care”

  1. Rick yes morty don’t say it morty yes there is a plant in the sexbogalixy universe past underwear black hole there’s a plant full of seals sec bots I’m way to high Rick uhh my brain Rick there’s a shadow chasing me no Morty you dead looking and yourself in the 1/2 senses wow Rick

  2. Robots can be a good friend and with positive interaction with robots , robots can become human like , I love u robot.
    Humanity is having a big challenge in taking care of elderly people.

  3. Socially, they are building robots as children. They should be researching robots as parents. The relationship difference could be more effective when the robots are inevitably told that their patient refuses to take their medicine. A parent relationship could work better when the process needs to gently convince the patient to take the medicine. The best a child robot can do is notify a human nurse in this situation.

  4. Bowlby, Spitz, Goldfarb; research findings on 'maternal deprivation' IF, only IF robotics can fullfil; why not use them; Bowlby's main conclusions, that "the infant and young child should experience a warm, intimate, and continuous relationship with his mother (or permanent mother substitute) in which both find satisfaction and enjoyment" and that not to do so might have significant and irreversible mental health consequences, were both controversial and influential…..

  5. I have to agree with E S here in the comments. Rather then just prolong people's misery we should instead use our technology to improve their quality of life. In other words SENS Foundation.

  6. human is becoming more and more heartless to the point
    there are 7 billion human being on the earth couldn't look after each other
    where this massive amount of technology will be go when they're no longer useful or out of order of course will be dumped in the rubbish and buried in the ground and contimimate the earth
    why not employ people they could save landfill for safe world

  7. human is becoming more and more heartless to the point
    there are 7 billion human being on the earth couldn't look after each other
    where this massive amount of technology will be go when they're no longer useful or out of order of course will be dumped in the rubbish and buried in the ground and contimimate the earth
    why not employ people they could save landfill for safe world

  8. Who wouldn't want a fake baby seal for comfort? If it reduces medication, I am all for it, but that is the extent of it. Our elderly deserve and need human touch. that will reduce medications also.

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