We all have mixed emotions about robots and how much we want them involved in our lives. A recent project undertaken by Intuition Robotics is testing out its ElliQ, a robot companion, with seniors in San Francisco. You’ll be amazed at what she (he?) can do. Aging-in-Place Robots will come in all shapes and sizes. Look at what this one will do.
READ: How Will Artificial Intelligence Help the Aging? from the Smithsonian.com, published March 27, 2017.
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