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$100 million P-P-P suggestion for healthcare robotics

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08 January 2013



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Op-ed piece suggesting $100 million be invested in developing eldercare robot similar to the robot in the movie “Robot & Frank.”
… EU is already funding a similar project called Companionable with their robot named Hector.
… If America doesn’t lead in robotics, they will continue to be a buyer of robots made in Germany and Japan.
… America launched the industrial robotics industry but all but one of the major robot manufacturers are offshore. $100 million invested in a public-private-partnership to develop, design, engineer, manufacture and market home health and elder care robots could change that dynamic.
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.
Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.





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