LeadingAge covered the release of this new and somewhat controversial movie about an older man, Frank, who lives at home alone until his son decides a robot would be good company:
Watch the trailer below:
Though critics have classified the film as science fiction, per the LeadingAge article, “robot engineers around the world know better.” Robots performing as caregivers is not a thing of the distant future; if the cost of engineering, designing and producing these caregiving companions weren’t an issue, we might be using them more widely already.
Still, many may feel unsure or unsettled about using robots to care for seniors, especially in assisted living where one-on-one human attention is already lacking. Check out our article, featured on McKnight’s Long Term Care News, to read all sides of the issue: Eldercare Robots: Ethical, Efficient or Eerie?
Sound off: What do you think of using robots as caregivers?