As Japan Forges Ahead with Senior-Friendly Robots, the US Does This [cartoon]

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Confronted with an aging population, Japanese robotics developers are working on conversational human companions for the elderly. Guess what the US is focusing on instead …

Given how promising Japan’s geriatric robotic tech seems, you’ve got to wonder why the United States isn’t as engaged in similar ventures. Maybe it’s because, in the states, corporations are instead focusing on industrial robots, which will save them money by replacing human workers.

It probably won’t happen, buy what if America took a cue from the Japanese, who are far more forward looking?

For aNewDomain, I’m Ted Rall.