Robots and therapy, part 2

This post discussed the ability of robots to take over marital counselling in the near furure. The following article shows another form of therapy that robots are practicing in Japan:

In gadget-loving Japan, robots get hugs in therapy sessions

From the article: Speaking of Aibo, it is interesting to look at Sony's Aibo Web site and see what this robot, now in version ERS-7, is capable of today. When I visit the site, the tag line is, "From the first day you interact with AIBO, it will become your companion." Here's what the site has to say:One can only imagine what it will be able to do in 20 years...

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