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Would you trust a robot to take care of your grandpa?

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11 November 2014



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A robot hands a medication bottle to a person. Photo credit: Keith Bujak. Source: Georgia Tech News Center

A robot hands a medication bottle to a person. Photo credit: Keith Bujak. Source: Georgia Tech News Center

One of the driving forces of social, interactive robotics is the issue of impending labour shortage, which is projected to be one of the major and inevitable consequences of the ageing population phenomenon.

That includes developing personal robots that seniors can have at home, so that more seniors can enjoy independent living for a longer period of time without needing the assistance of a human nurse. But, for many years, experts have expressed concerns about what type or use of robots is appropriate or should be allowed. Help us voice your opinion on this topic by participating in our short poll below.



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Open Roboethics Initiative is a roboethics thinktank concerned with studying robotics-related design and policy issues.
Open Roboethics Initiative is a roboethics thinktank concerned with studying robotics-related design and policy issues.





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