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TechnologyMeet the AI Robots Helping Take Care of Elderly Patients

22:20  26 august  2019
22:20  26 august  2019 Source:   time.com

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Robots powered by artificial intelligence have been popping up in hotels, airports and shopping malls. Now, they’re showing up at assisted living homes, too.

With names like Stevie, Paro and Pillo, these robots can do everything from keeping the elderly company to reminding them to take their medication at the right time.

“Robotics has the potential to play a huge role in elder care facilities and hospitals to enable people to do more with less,” says Conor McGinn, a roboticist and assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin.

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Meet the AI Robots Helping Take Care of Elderly Patients © Thomas Lohnes—Getty Images An elderly resident looks to a robot called "Pepper" during a presentation of two robots at the August-Stunz-Altenzentrum senior care facility on November 28, 2018 in Frankfurt, Germany. Watch the video above to learn more about how robots are being used in elderly care.

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Toyota Research Institute developing robots to assist the elderly at home .
As many countries across the world are experiencing surges in the proportion of elderly persons in their populations, ensuring that all people are properly attended to becomes increasingly difficult. To address this challenge, Toyota's Research Institute announced late last week that an at-home assistant robot is in development, one that has the capacity to continuously learn how to do new tasks in all types of homes. With the primary goal toWith the primary goal to assist the increasing ratio of older persons across the world, Toyota recently announced that their Research Institute is developing an at-home robot assistant whose intelligence continuously evolves.

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