How Robots Could Help the Elderly

A professor at Aalborg University, Henrik Scharfe is the master of Geminoid-DK, an eerily lifelike robot created in his image and designed to examine, among other things, the boundaries between robots and humans.

But beyond Mr. Scharfe’s high profile project, Denmark has been quietly pushing into the slightly more down to earth field of “welfare technology.” Coined in Denmark, the term describes the use of robots and other devices that assist in the care of the elderly and the disabled.

“More Useful than a cat: How Robots could help the elderly” By Naomi Powell
The Globe and Mail
June 12, 2012

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