NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly

NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly


Publication Title
The Verge
Publication/Creation Date
May 25 2022
Creators/Contributors
James Vincent (creator)
Intuition Robotics (contributor)
New York State Office For The Aging (NYSOFA) (contributor)
Greg Olsen (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa — engaging users in small talk, helping contact love ones, and keeping track of health goals like exercise and medication."
HCI Platform
Robotical
Relation to Body
Around
Marketing Keywords
ElliQ, Intuition Robotics
Source
https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/25/23140936/ny-state-distribute-home-robot-companions-nysofa-elliq

Date archived
May 26 2022
Last edited
May 26 2022
How to cite this entry
James Vincent. (May 25 2022). "NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly". The Verge. Vox Media Inc.. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5764