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Monday, June 21, 2010

Paro the robo-seal aims to comfort elderly, but is it ethical?

Interesting story in the Wall Street Journal today about a robot in the shape of a baby seal, named Paro. Nursing homes around the world are using it to comfort dementia patients. Click here to read the story, as well as the questions raised by some people about the use of Paro.
(photo from that story as well)

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