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Robot carers could help lonely seniors — they’re cheering humans up already

http://theconversation.com/robot-carers-could-help-lonely-seniors-theyre-cheering-humans-up-already-106181

As growing numbers of elderly people require care, researchers believe that robots could be one way to address the overwhelming demand. But while robots might be able to provide care and, in some cases, social interaction, many wonder if they really are the right solution to this uniquely human issue.