£15,000 robot to look after elderly in Southend care home Care homes plan to use robots to interact with the elderly – raising fears they could become a cheap replacement for staff.
A £15,000 robot is to patrol care homes and seek out elderly residents in Southend to talk to.
And a separate British trial starting this month will use robots to bolster staff at homes in the UK, Poland and Greece.
It is hoped that they will eventually be able to monitor pulses and signs of illness in order to alert staff. The Daily Mail