Is this the future of senior citizen – robot interactions for healthcare? In this video we see David Keir, former physicist living in a retirement home, interacting with a companion bot named Ryan.
Ryan has a 3-D face with blinking eyes and a wide vocabulary. The bot can answer questions and recognize facial expressions.
The bot is designed to give seniors like David, who has early stage dementia, a better quality of life by interacting with him throughout the day.
The YouTube video is from a reporter for CBS in Denver, CO.