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Friday, November 27, 2015

Robots Helping the Aged at Home

California Researchers Eye Robots To Help People Age at Home

Lisa Zamosky | November 16, 2015

University of California-San Diego researchers are working to develop robots that can listen, speak and react to human needs.
Earlier this month, the university launched its Contextual Robotics Institute, a multi-disciplinary effort to develop robotic technology with artificial intelligence that can be used to help the country's growing elderly population "age in place."  
Rajesh Gupta -- professor and chair of the computer science and engineering department at UC-San Diego -- said the new institute's work is unique in that it draws heavily on cognitive sciences with the goal of developing robots that can read emotions and respond to people more like humans.


<more at; related links: (UC San Diego Launches Robotics Institute. October 30, 2015) and (Robots Help Japan's Aging Population. Toyota Motor is trying to develop 'partner robots' that will be able to do household chores and help doctors, nurses and caregivers. October 28, 2011)>

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