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    Robotic Dog Aibo Helps Elderly Overcome Loneliness

    I wish I could afford this for my father in the nursing home.

    Sony's robot dog, Aibo. They no longer make it, so will
    have to be found elsewhere, like on Ebay.


    http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/1307711

    http://www.interactiondesignblog.com...es-of-elderly/

    http://www.videojug.com/film/robotic...seniors-thrive


    The final model, ERS-7 M3 (with the "Mind 3" memory card),
    was the most intelligent and could talk.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYltBU62qO4



    The research confirms this benefit.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=18294600

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=18002332

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=14718491

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=11974948



    The second choice is the Korean Genibo, at about half
    the cost, but its motions seem to be less lifelike.
    The upside is one can buy it new.

    http://www.robotoys.com/st_main.html?p_catid=98



    The third choice is I-Cybie, a Hongkong product, fairly
    cheap at about $200, a tenth that of Aibo. Out of production
    too, and the ones on Ebay appear to be the first batch which
    had problems with a critical servo motor. Not very intelligent,
    but one can't expect much for its price. Its developers said
    that Aibo had far better servos.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoYAF...layer_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PspzZ...layer_embedded

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    u ever explore Mr Anthoiny's well traine ddog as copmpanion?

    http://petpositive.blogspot.com/2011...ypocrites.html

    he is THE man you know! *tabik spring*

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    Yes, I know about animal-assisted therapy.

    I had phoned Mr Anthony earlier this year about his service,
    hoping for him to bring a dog to visit my father in the nursing home.

    However, my elder brother was not interested, having never
    heard of such a thing, let alone its benefits.

    http://www.animaltherapy.net/

    http://www.americanhumane.org/intera...therapy/about/

    http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/stor...&sec=lifefocus

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