Japan’s robot industry for elderly encouraged by government – Tokyo Times

This seems like a misguided idea to me…

“We aim to realize mass marketing of cheap robots costing Y100,000 to Y200,000 (about $1,000 to $2,000), no matter whether they look like a typical humanoid robot,” Akifumi Kitashima, deputy director of the industry ministry’s industrial machinery division in charge of the project said.

via Japan’s robot industry for elderly encouraged by government – Tokyo Times.

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