The benefits of animal therapy for memory and mental health are well documented. Some agencies are using realistic robotic pets as a therapeutic tool for memory care in older adults. Now, researchers have developed a new protocol for the use of robotic animals to aid in memory care.
A new robotic system can learn directly from human interaction videos and generalize the information at the task being completed. This makes the robot well suited to learn household chores effectively and efficiently.
Researchers have designed a shared-laughter AI system that responds to human laughter in order to build a sense of empathy into dialogue.
Orbit, an interactive robot, helps teach children on the autism spectrum to develop social appropriateness and emotion via storytelling, physical interaction, and visual communication.
Social interaction robots show promise in helping those who stutter to improve their speech fluency and communication confidence.