What Robots Can—and Can’t—Do for the Old and Lonely

What Robots Can—and Can’t—Do for the Old and Lonely

Virginia Kellner got the cat last November, around her ninety-second birthday, and now it’s always nearby. It keeps her company as she moves, bent over her walker, from the couch to the bathroom and back again. The walker has a pair of orange scissors hanging from the...
Companion pets available for dementia sufferers

Companion pets available for dementia sufferers

They move, make noise and respond to your touch, but these animatronic animals are not your typical toy. The 20 dogs and cats currently sitting in the Crook County Senior Service (CCSS) office are designed to be companions for people suffering from dementia – and...