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Scientists Hope to Inject Robo-Cat With Artificial Intelligence to Help Seniors

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    Scientists Hope to Inject Robo-Cat With Artificial Intelligence to Help Seniors
    Hasbro

    Toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University have received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to find ways to add artificial intelligence to Hasbro's "Joy for All" robotic cat as a way to help older adults with simple tasks.

    The cat that's currently on the market is aimed at seniors and meant to act as a "companion."

    The new three-year project aims to develop additional capabilities to help older adults with simple tasks.

    They're still working out what those tasks might be, but say it could include finding lost objects, or reminding the owner to call her daughter or go to a doctor's appointment.

    Rare Footage Shows Last Surviving Member of Amazonian Tribe

    [NATL] Brazilian Indigenous Man Chops Down a Tree in the Amazon, Rare Footage Shows

    Brazil's National Indian Foundation released footage from 2011 of an indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe chopping down a tree in the Amazon.

    (Published Friday, July 20, 2018)

    The scientists hope they can be used to help older adults remain in their homes longer.

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