Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly


Publication Title
Futurism
Publication/Creation Date
September 25 2018
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Humans are living longer, healthier lives. That’s great, but there’s a downside — the growing elderly population requires an entire industry of (expensive) caregivers, and we’ll likely need even more of them in the future.

Care robots might be able to do some of that work. Researchers suspect robots could help elderly people with everything from staying active to remembering their medications. Now researchers in Europe and Japan are working to make sure those robots don’t offend the people they’re supposed to take care of — they’re making what they say are the world’s first robots with a sense of cultural norms.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Entire Body
Source
https://futurism.com/culturally-sensitive-robots/

Date archived
September 26 2018
Last edited
September 26 2018
How to cite this entry
Kristin Houser . (September 25 2018). "Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly". Futurism. Futurism. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3226