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November 05, 2004

Psychedelic talking cats

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Alexander and Elena Libin, a husband-and-wife team of robotic psychology researchers, found that the NeCoRo robots (below), manufactured by Japanese company Omron, increase attention and focus among sufferers of dementia and coronary artery disease.

"Robocats will be very useful in disease management, by reminding patients to take medication at a certain time," she said.

Now…is it just me, or is some poor old person suffering from dementia and forgetting to take their medication, in their drug (or lack there of) induced haze, not really going to be helped by some scary robocat suddenly spookily yelling (because they are hard of hearing) at them (In the style of the Cat from Red Dwarf)

It's 4pm and time to take your drugs, yeoooww!!

Take my depiction of old people with a pinch of salt, I've just got this really weird image in my head here

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