Robots to be Introduced in UK Care Homes to Allay Loneliness – That’s Inhuman

21-09-20 05:40:00,

By Fay Bound Alberti, University of York

Some UK care homes are to deploy robots in an attempt to allay loneliness and boost mental health. The wheeled machines will “initiate rudimentary conversations, play residents’ favourite music, teach them languages, and offer practical help, including medicine reminders”. They are being introduced after an international trial found they reduced anxiety and loneliness.

These robots can hold basic conversations and be programmed to people’s interests. This is positive, but they are not a viable alternative to human interaction. It’s a sad state of affairs when robots are presented as solutions to human loneliness. Though intended as a way to fill in for carers in a “stretched social care system” rather than as a long-term solution, the use of robots is a slippery slope in removing the aged and infirm still further from the nerves and fibres of human interaction.

Robot companions have been trialled in the UK and Japan, from dogs that sit to attention to young women greeting isolated businessmen after a long day at work. They certainly serve a function in reminding people what it is to have companionship, helping with crude social interaction and providing cues to what it is to be human.

But robots cannot provide the altruism and compassion that should be at the core of a caring system. And they might even increase loneliness in the long term by reducing the actual contact people have with humans, and by increasing a sense of disconnect.

While there have been studies showing robotic pets can reduce loneliness, such research is generally based on a contrast with no interaction at all, rather than a comparison of human and robotic interaction.

The humanoid robot, ‘Pepper’, that is to be introduced to care homes. Sascha Steinback/EPA-EFE

It’s also important to factor in the role of novelty, which is often missing in care home environments. In 2007, a Japanese nursing home introduced Ifbot, a resident robot that provided emotional companionship, sang songs and gave trivia quizzes to elderly residents. The director of the faculty reported that residents were interested for about a month before they lost interest,

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Robots Are Being Used In Hospitals To Detect And Fight CV – Activist Post

27-07-20 08:47:00,

By Aaron Kesel

Robots are now also taking over healthcare jobs worldwide as its safer for a droid to help disinfect a hospital or help a covid patient than a human who risks getting infected by the still yet mysterious virus.

Virus-zapping robots are being used in the fight against CV in various areas around the world.

One such bot is a five-and-a-half-foot droid that will buzz around hospitals like R2-D2 and destroy killer virus bacteria using a UV-C light. The battery-powered bots will roam corridors and emit their UV-C light that will work to eradicate germs in a short time period.

Makers of one such bot, the Ultra-Violet Disinfection (UVD) robot say their machines “eliminate pathogens in 10-15 minutes.” The robots also use flashing lights to signify which stage of the disinfection process they are in.

Hospitals in Derby and Burton are the latest across the globe to bring disinfectant robots to the frontline against the virus, Derby Telegraph reported. Other health centers in Nice and Boston are also purchasing bots to use for combating CV.

Standing at five-and-a-half-feet tall, the automatic cleaners have wheels on the bottom that allow them to roam corridors and patient rooms.

NHS nurses say the tech will be vital in the fight against CV, which has caused one of the worst pandemics in recent years.

Helen Forrest, Infection Prevention and Control Lead Nurse, said:

We’re really pleased and excited to have these new UVD Robots available at our Trust.

This state-of-the-art technology will allow us to enhance our excellent, existing environmental cleaning service, and keep our hospitals safe for our patients, including those who are most vulnerable.

This is a tried and tested technology in environmental disinfection and will enable us to keep key clinical areas, such as Theatres, well disinfected and safe for our patients.

Danish makers, UVD Robots, say their free-moving germs killers can wipe out 99.9 percent of bacteria in under 10 minutes.

Dan Harding, managing director of Sychem, UK Distributor for UVD Robots, added:

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Nano-tech robots in je lijf..? De Charles Lieber-case..!

05-03-20 02:16:00,

Ooit was het spionage en was deze materie als
‘Top Secret’ gekwalificeerd. .
Toen werd het ‘illegale technologieoverdracht’.
En nu wordt het terloops ‘globalisme’ genoemd.

John Rappoport

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Nano-tech robots in je lijf..?
De Charles Lieber-case..!

2020 © vertaling


Stel je voor: cutting-edge technologie, waarvan de toepassingen liggen in wapentuig, transport, geneeskunde, kunstmatige intelligentie, surveillance, mind control… die openlijk gedeeld wordt tussen de VS en China. Met deze technologie, zouden bijvoorbeeld kleine sensoren in het menselijk lichaam kunnen worden geplaatst. Deze sensoren monitoren en rapporteren automatisch duizenden veranderingen in het lichaam, allemaal in real time, met het doel om ziektes te diagnosticeren. De sensoren zullen al deze informatie doorsturen, via het opkomende ‘Internet of Things’ (o.a. via de 5G-pijplijn ), naar medische centra. Aldaar kunnen en zullen Artificial Intelligence(AI)-bedrijfs- en overheidsanalisten, de diagnose van een ziekte bevestigen en behandelingen voorschrijven..

Dr. Charles Lieber

Uiteindelijk zullen een paar miljard mensen/patiënten, via deze sensoren in hun lichaam, worden aangesloten op het 5G Internet of Things. Maar natuurlijk zijn de standaard-definities van ziekten en aandoeningen vaak onjuist, of zelfs gewoon maar uitgevonden. Maar omdat dit toekomstige systeem is geautomatiseerd is, zit de patiënt in een fake waarheid en een heel gevaarlijke. De behandelingen van de ziekte, via de toepasselijke medicijnen, is dan giftig. De naam van deze technologie die op weg is om deze lichaamssensoren te produceren?

Nanowetenschap. Nano-engineering..
Een van de meest vooraanstaande nanowetenschappers ter wereld werd onlangs gearresteerd op beschuldiging van het verbergen van zijn connecties met China. Het is Charles Lieber, inmiddels geschorst door zijn universiteit Harvard in Boston. Lieber is voorzitter van de scheikundefaculteit. Lieber werd door de FBI gearresteerd en er verschenen minstens 2 artikelen van buitenlandse nieuwsredacties, met als kop de bewering dat deze Lieber het ‘nieuwe coronavirus’ uit de VS had gestolen en naar China gesmokkeld..! Maar in beide gevallen werd in de tekst van de artikelen, helemaal niets over een dergelijke diefstal vermeld.

John Rappoport besloot deze situatie te onderzoeken, omdat Lieber blijkbaar wel degelijk belangrijke connecties heeft met China. Het delen van onderzoeksgegevens met China, op het gebied van zijn specialiteit, nanowetenschappen, zou een geval van ‘delen van technologie’ zijn.

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Delivery Robots Set To Invade College Campuses This Fall

22-08-19 08:06:00,

Starship Technologies, an autonomous delivery company, focused on last-mile delivery services, announced Tuesday via a company press release, that it will launch delivery robots on 100 university campuses across the US in the next 24 months.

The announcement said the delivery robots have already arrived at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, in preparation for the fall semester. Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, will receive robots on Sept. 9 and an additional 98 university campuses by late 2H21.

“An entire generation of university students are growing up in a world where they expect to receive a delivery from a robot after a few taps on their smartphone. The reception to our service both on campuses and in neighborhoods has been phenomenal. Our customers appreciate how we make their lives easier and give them back the gift of time,” said Lex Bayer, CEO of Starship.

In the coming weeks, students at the University of Pittsburgh will be able to order their favorite food and drinks from Einstein Bros. Bagels and Common Grounds via delivery robots to any set location they want, in the proximity of the campus. Students, according to the release, can use their meal plan points to pay for food and delivery charges.

Not too long ago, Starship started a pilot delivery program at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ). Since the tests, students at both campuses have fallen in love with the robots. The company said they had to increase robots in both schools to stay with demand.

When the expansion to all 100 campuses by 2H21 is completed, the company expects to have the delivery service readily available to more than one million students.

The Starship app is a revolutionary way of last-mile delivery; students must first download the app on iOS and Android before they can place an order.

Once their meal plan, credit card, or their parents’ credit card is connected to the account, students can select their favorite food or drink items, then drop a pin on a map of where they want the robot to drop off the goods. As per the release, delivery charges could cost around $1.99,

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