Measuring the Impact of Social Robots

Measuring the Impact of Social Robots

What is the best way to measure the impact of social robots on residents and staff? Is there a standard questionnaire or methodology that has been used successfully by academics and gerontology experts? What data do we need to collect? These are the questions that...
Robot Sightings increase during COVID pandemic

Robot Sightings increase during COVID pandemic

During the COVID crisis, we are seeing a dramatic increase in robot sightings. In the past, adoption of robotics in North America was much slower than in the rest of the world. Fear of job losses, as mentioned in a previous blog posting, was seen as one of the main...
Seniors need companionship and robots can help

Seniors need companionship and robots can help

“Social Isolation” was a problem for society before COVID19. Now, the severe impact of social isolation on our physical and mental health is apparent everywhere. We know that seniors need more companionship and robots can help. Whether family members live nearby or...
Robots are coming!

Robots are coming!

Why are most people afraid of robots? In North America, we are bombarded with mostly negative stories about the rise of robots, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA). The fear is driven by the catastrophic job losses that are anticipated...