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Peter Griffin: Robot pals will help keep us alive

Peter Griffin: Robot pals will help keep us alive

Review: Today Peter Griffin comments in the NZ Herald about companion robots supporting seniors in the future. The technology in Japan today is already able to monitor medicine intake, offer companionship, and launch video calls to family and friends.

University of Auckland professor Bruce MacDonald and colleagues have been trialing small digital “healthbots” for New Zealanders with respiratory illness.  In addition to talking to patients, prompting medication and exercise, and checking up through questionnaires, they “also alleviate loneliness.”

Feature photo: The robots we increasingly live and work with will interact with our homes. AP.