Meet Paro the cuddly carehome assistant

Media playback is unsupported on your device Meet Paro the cuddly carehome assistant 17 September 2015 Last updated at 00:37 BST A cuddly robotic seal, designed in Japan and known as Paro, is being used in the care of the elderly. With a form of artificial intelligence it can respond to being stroked or hugged as well as a voice. The result is physical and emotional interaction with anyone holding the seal.The BBC’s Health Editor Hugh Pym got to meet Paro to see how he works.Intelligent Machines – a BBC News series looking at AI and robotics Video: Exactly what is AI? Check how likely it is that a robot will replace you Timeline: 15 key stops on the long road to AI Fantasy robots v real life Explainer: How…


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