Dr. Arshia Khan understands that caregivers can’t give 24/7, but a robot could. Khan and her team of graduate students are programming a robot named Pepper to work with someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Pepper would learn the person’s habits and alert medical staff if those habits change. It’s technology designed to help a person maintain their quality of living, tucked inside a four-foot high robot with puppy-dog eyes.
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