Care Robots: Inside Japan’s long experiment in automating elder care

The country wanted robots to help care for the elderly. What happened?

By James Wright – January 9, 2023 – MIT Technology Review

Japan has been developing robots to care for older people for over two decades, with public and private investment accelerating markedly in the 2010s. By 2018, the national government alone had spent well in excess of $300 million funding research and development for such devices.  Why haven’t they taken off? The answer tells us something about the limitations of techno-solutionism and the urgent need to rethink our approach to care. 

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