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The robots that dementia caregivers want: robots for joy, robots for sorrow

20:00 EDT 17 Mar 2019 | AAAS

(University of California - San Diego) A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers wanted the robots to fulfill two major roles: support positive moments shared by caregivers and their loved ones; and lessen caregivers' emotional stress by taking on difficult tasks, such as answering repeated questions and restricting unhealthy food.

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