Paro the Robot Seal Helps Elderly Recover from Nuclear Disaster

I’ve heard of animals, especially dogs, being used in zootherapy, but this is the first time that I’ve seen a robot being used in the same manner (robotherapy?). The therapeutic robot Paro was used in a retirement home in Japan to help residents deal with the trauma of the tsunami and subsequent earthquake.

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Author: range

I'm mathematician/IT strategist/blogger from Canada living in Taipei.

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