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Research seeks to replace service dogs with robots

10/28/2008 05:00 PM EDT
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fredrodriguez77
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fredrodriguez77   11/27/2012 2:38:26 AM
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This is a good move to augment the ‘manpower’ in care homes for disabled people. However, robots should not and never replace service dogs. A dog provides warmth and care to the disabled person on top of fetching medication. A dog provides entertainment, while a robot cannot. It may be new or a novelty for care homes, but should not replace dogs. http://www.cooldog-gear.com

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r3son8tr   11/5/2008 2:50:38 PM
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Why use voice commands at all? Even the best voice recog tech is only about 98% effective. It would seem to me that a reomote control would be more reliable and easier to use. If you are giving the service robot to a new user, there is no reason to retain the verbal command system.

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