AIBO matches actual canine in chasing away loneliness, analysis claims
Whereas robotic / human relations appear to be pretty strong in the mean time, it seems just like the battle has lengthy since been on between canines and their robotic counterparts. Some researchers at Saint Louis College in contrast Sony’s AIBO with a mutt named Sparky at three totally different nursing houses, to see how residents would reply. Perhaps Sparky simply is not that affable, however the researchers discovered that AIBO and his dwelling respiration competitors have been each equally profitable in assuaging loneliness. AIBO additionally has the added benefit of, erm, cleanliness, and is simpler for senior residents to deal with, so it seems to be like Sparky is just about out of a job. Get used to it, buddy, it is referred to as outsourcing.
[By way of Tech Digest]