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Schermafdruk 2017 02 14 20.16.54Three feet high, with blue and yellow flashing antennae and a head shaped like a stylish toaster, A Tie is among the first of an army of “intelligent nursing robots” that will be deployed across China to ease pressure on its heavily-burdened elderly care system. But at a care home which is being used as a pilot for the ambitious scheme, residents view the machines more as dancing and singing companions, a high-tech replacement for a family that is too busy to visit. A Tie (pronounced ‘R Tear’) is one of ten machines that have been living with residents of the Social Welfare Centre in the eastern city of Hangzhou since May. Officials are desperate to address a looming crisis in China’s elderly care homes caused by more than three decades of the one child policyThe draconian birth control measures, which were scrapped a year ago, created a rapidly ageing population and a dwindling workforce that is struggling to fund their welfare. China launched a Five Year Plan in March to create a 30 billion yuan (£3.5 billion) industry in “service robots” that will be mobilised . . . . . read more http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/26/together-electric-dreams-robots-replace-family-love-chinas-lonely/


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