The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine. From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It’s only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes – she’s a robot. Nadine is an “intelligent” robot capable of autonomous behaviour. For a machine, her looks and behaviour are remarkably natural. She can recognise people and human emotions, and make associations using her knowledge database – her “thoughts”, so to speak. At IMI, they are still fine-tuning her receptionist skills. But soon, Nadine might be your grandma’s nurse.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: March 28th, 2017
1) What are some issues to consider by providing grandma a robotic nurse?
2) Is this a more caring approach, a more cost-effective approach, a more realistic approach…?