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What Australia can learn from Japanese robotics in elderly care

Australian and Japanese researchers will come together to examine the ways in which robotic technology and artificial intelligence (AI) can deliver greater efficiencies in care and the role societal attitudes play in their adoption, as part of a new research project.

University of South Australia (UniSA) researchers will collaborate with Japanese institutions, Keio University and Rissho University, to map advances in robotics and AI, with a focus on the social consequences for lifestyle change and aged care.

Anthony Elliott, professor of sociology and dean of external engagement at UniSA, was awarded a two-year Toyota Foundation Research Grant to conduct for the project, which will allow the team to compare the use of robotics in aged care in both Australia and Japan.

Aged Care Insite sat down with Elliott to find out how robots are currently used in the two countries and what roles they might play in the future of aged care.

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