Ageing Japan: Robots’ role in future of elder care

Robots have the run of Tokyo's Shin-tomi nursing home, which uses 20 different models to care for its residents. The Japanese government hopes it will be a model for harnessing the country's robotics expertise to help cope with a swelling elderly population and dwindling workforce.

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15:23 March 31, 2018
Humanoid robot 'Pepper' holds its hands up for residents to follow the moves during an afternoon exercise routine at Shin-tomi nursing home in Tokyo
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