An interesting idea, that as we get older, we will be connected to robots for companionship. Perhaps this is something, if in a limited form, that one might accept. The prices are a bit step, at about $200 for install, and $50 a month, but this is early yet. Still, it might be better to have real companionship and friendship, than something programmed for a simulation of intelligence. Still, perhaps that’s better than nothing?

The city of Saijo in Ehime Prefecture faces the Seto Inland Sea to the north and Mt. Ishizuchi, the tallest mountain in western Japan, to the south. Here, 87-year-old Setsuko Saeki has lived with a robot for a year in her spacious house at the foot of a mountain.

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