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Ipad on stick on wheels

Telepresence robots stand as tall as a person and can be moved around rooms by a remote user, whose face and voice emit from its head-height screen. They can be controlled by family members or carers via the internet.

University of Sunshine Coast are researching the uses of companion 'robots' to improve the mental and physical health of older people who want to stay living in their own homes..

USC Associate Professor of Information Systems Don Kerr said initial testing on the Sunshine Coast indicated the devices could increase feelings of connectedness and reduce loneliness in older people while also addressing safety concerns. Robot research to reduce isolation of elderly (USC website).

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