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Robot Cats Purrrrfect for Elderly
05/14/12 — Robot cats and other man-made companions could help Britain's elderly, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The report recommends that autonomous devices could provide a variety of different services to older people, ranging from basic companionship to medical monitoring. Devices with the appropriate sensors could act as fire detectors, or flash lights when doorbells or phones ring. "This is not constrained by the technological possibility of it so much as by the desire to do it -- and that is bound up with all sorts of social factors," said Professor Will Stewart of Southampton University, who…

Gecko Projects Elder-Care Robot Market Growth to $83B in 2014
05/18/09 — In the middle of a hard recession, most companies are hard-pressed to make optimistic reports of this year’s sales, let alone next year’s. Gecko Systems International Corp., however, has announced an “optimistic” projection of sales of its eldercare personal robots that reaches out five full years. Much of the projection is based on a meta-analysis the company ran to establish what it believes will be the growth rate of the market overall. It then estimated its market share in each of the next five years The company believes that the market for “cost-effective, utilitarian, multitasking eldercare personal robots” will be…

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