Robots rise to meet the challenge of caring for old people | Nature.com

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The demand for automated assistance is increasing as the world’s population ages. According to World Health Organization projections, there are more than 1 billion persons over the age of 60, with that number expected to rise to 1.4 billion by 2030 – that’s one out of every six people, necessitating the hiring of additional 6 million nurses. McGinn and his colleagues constructed Stevie, a white robot on a rolling platform with short, adjustable arms and a head with cartoon eyes and a mouth, to figure out how robotics may be utilized in elderly homes. Many of the robot’s skills are already present in other devices, but they are frequently underutilized, according to McGinn. The robot is designed to make technology easier to use. 

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00072-z 

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