Robot nurses could help care for the elderly and disabled and lessen nursing shortages in the UK. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/Alamy

How robot nurses could help care for world’s elderly and disabled, and ease a shortage of the human kind

  • A British-built robot, Baxter, can detect if a human needs help moving or dressing, and use its sensors and dexterous fingers to lend a hand
  • Japan already has robotic care at homes for the elderly, while a California firm has developed ElliQ, a robotic companion for older people
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Robot nurses could help care for the elderly and disabled and lessen nursing shortages in the UK. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/Alamy
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