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Title: POP. SCIENCE This may be the friendly robot face you see before you die
Post by: rangerrebew on January 24, 2019, 10:12:19 AM
This may be the friendly robot face you see before you die

Health companion robots are gaining ground for consumer households.
By Stan Horaczek Yesterday at 7:00pm


Hello, human. Are you dying? Let's try and fix that.

When it comes to robots in our home, there are a few well-worn tropes to which we’ve grown accustomed. There’s the friendly Rosie the Robot butler that brings us our futuristic food and slippers. Then there’s the fatalistic, sci-fi view in which any humanoid robot is just a step towards a Terminator- or Matrix-style dystopia in which humans are reduced to a nuisance or a power supply, respectively. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, however, there was an assortment of robots designed to monitor a person’s health and intervene if something goes wrong. And those helpful little bots may be the last thing you see before the squishy, inefficient, meat-based machine we call a body gives up the ghost.

https://www.popsci.com/health-robot-companions (https://www.popsci.com/health-robot-companions)