Robot potpourri: Nannies, teachers, and companions
Today's collection of potpourri items inadvertently coalesced into how robots are beginning to weave themselves into our lives; literally from infancy to old age.
I disagree; robots can be designed to express themselves. Even soldiers develop attachment to their battlefield robots.
As I reflect back on my own education, I did best in subjects where I admired and respected my teachers. If this quality is crucial to student-teacher bonding, it suggests that these robotic teachers need to be designed to elicit such emotions.
Interesting story on how being different from a robot is important to survive in the future workplace but how todays’s schools are designed to produce a 19th century factory workforce.
Older adults value their independence and want to be able to live in the homes where they have lived in for years. Home robots can help them to live independently. These robots can do a number of things, including reminding older adults to take medications to exercising. Check out ElliQ, a robot developed by a start up in Israel for older adults.