Robotic Pets for Seniors

Written by Pat Papers | Monday, 4 August 2014 8:13 AM

There’s a new wave of interactive, robotic pets helping seniors and people with special needs. Paros are outfitted with microprocessors and sensors that respond to light, touch, voices and movement. The San Jose Mercury News says while there are some ethical concerns with using robots, researchers say the “animals” can have a calming and socializing influence on people who may otherwise feel anxious or isolated.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News

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