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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  1. I'm going to an image of Danny John-Jules in my head all day now. :(

    "Yeoooowwww yeah! Hey, my hair's lookin' nice, my clothes' lookin' nice, my feet's lookin' nice, I'm looking nice! Oh, and don't forget to take your little red things, otherwise they'll be my little red things! Yeowww…..........!

    05 Nov 2004, 15:19

  2. Steven Carpenter

    Imagine going to the chemist with your prescription for a furry robotic cat. :-)

    05 Nov 2004, 15:24

  3. And so you think they should be provided as part of the freshers' induction package…?

    06 Nov 2004, 22:29

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