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Robots debut as caregiver assistants in Minnesota nursing home

University of Minnesota Duluth team programmed the robots to interact with residents, prolong independence


Star Tribune

Nursing home residents were introduced to Pepper, a new robotic assistant.

Pepper the robot is programmed with hundreds of jokes, and if you don't believe it, just ask her. The residents of the Estates nursing home in Roseville sure did as the robot made its national debut as a personal care assistant.

"Do you want to hear more jokes?" the robot asked.

"Yes!" the semicircle of elderly adults replied.


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