An Australian research team aims to develop a prototype for an affordable, mass-produced telepresence robot that can be used to prevent social isolation among the elderly and keep them in their homes for longer.
A new study is investigating the impact socialisation robots have on the wellbeing of aged care residents with dementia and the staff providing the therapy.
The social robot Matilda can be used to effectively engage aged care residents living with dementia, according to the results of an Australian trial.
Aged care providers across Australia will hold special services this Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli.
Matilda, the intelligent and caring robot developed at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, has won funding to try its skills with people who have dementia. Another La Trobe researcher will look at how people’s driving ability is affected by early dementia.
Industry leaders met some robots and learnt the tricks of the technology trade.