Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics – BBC News

Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say.

An international team is working on a £2m project to develop versatile robots to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation.

Softbank robot Pepper to sell insurance in Japan | Daily Mail Online

It’s been a big year for the humanoid robot ‘Pepper,’ who recently landed a job in Pizza Hut locations in Asia, and announced a partnership with Honda’s robot Asimo. Now, the ambitious bot can add life insurance sales to its resume as well. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co will be deploying 100 Pepper robots across 80 […]

Asimo meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank partnering in robots

Is Honda’s walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank?

Automaker Honda Motor Co. and internet company SoftBank said Thursday they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers.

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