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  • French charity ad questions the future of robot care
  • French charity ad questions the future of robot care
    Steven Pisano (2015) ©
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French charity ad questions the future of robot care

A French advert is questioning the future of robot caregiving and its potential implications on loneliness among the elderly. The video, entitled 'BEN' – which stands for Bionically Engineered Nursing – offers a glimpse into a potential future in order to recruit more human volunteers.

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