Op-ed piece suggesting $100 million be invested in developing eldercare robot similar to the robot in the movie “Robot & Frank.”
EU is already funding a similar project called Companionable with their robot named Hector.
If America doesn't lead in robotics, they will continue to be a buyer of robots made in Germany and Japan.
America launched the industrial robotics industry but all but one of the major robot manufacturers are offshore. $100 million invested in a public-private-partnership to develop, design, engineer, manufacture and market home health and elder care robots could change that dynamic.
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