The Future of Care is Robotic? (BBC News)

Summary

Researchers from Middlesex University and the University of Bedfordshire are joining an international (joint Japanese and EU) £2 million project to develop versatile robots designed to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation.

The plan is to explore the potential of Pepper Robots (personal social robots, which will be humanoid, and have cultural awareness and good bedside manner) which are pre-programmable to suit each patient / client.

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Reference

Richardson, H. (2017). Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics. London: BBC Health News / BBC Education News, January 30th 2017.

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