The largest and most rigorous social robot study ever undertaken has shown a positive albeit modest effect on agitation in people with dementia, according to the lead researcher.
Researchers from Griffith University have applied for funding for a follow up study which aims to prove the cost effectiveness of animal robots in the treatment of dementia.
Industry leaders met some robots and learnt the tricks of the technology trade.
Robots are polishing up their micro-processors ready to march on aged care. But can they ever replace the human touch? Find out at a forum this Friday.