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Helper Robots Are Steered, Tentatively, to Care For the Aging

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Paro, a therapeutic robot

Paro, a therapeutic robot.

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In the opening scene of the movie "Robot & Frank," which takes place in the near future, Frank, an elderly man who lives alone, is arguing with his son about going to a medical center for Alzheimer's treatment when the son interrupts him.

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