Care by robots

Robots who care

human and robot friends hugging

The last article I have read was a research which focuses on ethical and legal implications of social assistive robots. It is called ““I’ll take care of you,” said the robot” and is written by Eduard Fosch-Villaronga and Jordi Albo-Canals and published in the “Journal of Behavioral Robotics” in 2019. The article focuses on safety of robotic therapy and legal issues concerning wide social robots use. The point of the article, as the authors state, is to further appropriate robots in therapy as well as motivate its further research and debate about their long term use.

In the introductory part, the benefits of using robots in therapy are mentioned: they can help to diagnose, are able to adapt to the needs of a specific person, their actions are predictable making them easier to work with especially for people on autistic spectrum. However, there are disadvantages. The authors consider robot implementation…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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