Is Robotics a solution to the growing needs of the Elderly?
The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine. From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It’s only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes – she’s a robot.
Nadine is an “intelligent” robot capable of autonomous behaviour. For a machine, her looks and behaviour are remarkably natural. She can recognise people and human emotions, and make associations using her knowledge database – her “thoughts”, so to speak
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