Technology, aging and progression: from amulets to robots

Technology, aging and progression: from amulets to robots

Messy Realities - the Secret Life of Technology

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Discussions about the protective powers of amulets, alarms and jewellery are interrupted by the arrival of a cuddly robot. Researchers, Museum facilitators and community members discuss the concerns of using technology to support ageing populations. Dr George Leeson of Oxford’s Institute of Population Ageing introduces the group to Paro, a therapeutic robot, created by Professor Takanori Shibata.
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