June 13, 2012

Last Moments Shared With Robot?

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Dan Chen's latest project combines ethics and robots in the field of service care. You feel a bit uneasy as the Last Moment Robot comments about its purpose, eerily comforts the patient and eventually calls out the time of death.

"I am here to help you and guide you through your last moment on earth."

Displayed at the Last Moment Hospital in Rhode Island, this interactive art installation certainly causes one to think of the need for someone close "at the end" and the possibility of a non-human filling the part. Chen readily admits that the idea partially came as a result of Paro, a MAID (Mechanical Assisted Intimacy Device) used as companions for the elderly and those with Alzheimers.

Via Dan Chen

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 13, 2012 11:18 AM
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