Robots: A Good Idea for Caregiving?

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On September 10, 2020 The Caregiver Space discussed an article that appeared in the Guardian. Would you want a robot to be your relative’s carer? The point of the article was that people need human relationships involving empathy and attachment and that robots do not satisfy that need in caregiving situations. Read more in the Guardian.

My reply? Well, of course not!  But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t use a robot as an assistive device—just like a cane, walker, or Emergency Response System. 

What do you think?