Posted in | News | Consumer Robotics

Therapeutic Robot Seals Provide Comfort to Tsunami Survivors

Survivors of the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami have a special tool to help comfort them. They are two small white coloured robotic seals. The seals are being used in an elderly home to comfort victims who are more than 65 years old.

Cute Baby Seal Robot - PARO Theraputic Robot #DigInfo

The horror of the devastating Japan earthquake, Tsunami and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima in March this year has left many injured and homeless besides having claimed thousands of lives. The furry robotic seals named Love and Peace are doing their part to help comfort those who lived through it.

The residents of the Suisyoen Nursing Home, received the robotic seals as a gift from the robotic division of the Japanese company Daiwa House. The general manger of the nursing home Taku Katoono said that the therapeutic robots can be used in the same way as living animal pets such as dogs or cats. The animals can be held and provide companionship similar to a pet.

Taku Katoono said that while keeping live pets is difficult in the nursing home the robotic seals offer s viable alternative that can provide much the same use. The elderly residents of the nursing home also find the seals cute and soft. They can be cuddled just like a living creature. The only trouble is that their batteries tend to run out.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Choi, Andy. (2019, February 20). Therapeutic Robot Seals Provide Comfort to Tsunami Survivors. AZoRobotics. Retrieved on June 24, 2024 from https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=1890.

  • MLA

    Choi, Andy. "Therapeutic Robot Seals Provide Comfort to Tsunami Survivors". AZoRobotics. 24 June 2024. <https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=1890>.

  • Chicago

    Choi, Andy. "Therapeutic Robot Seals Provide Comfort to Tsunami Survivors". AZoRobotics. https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=1890. (accessed June 24, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Choi, Andy. 2019. Therapeutic Robot Seals Provide Comfort to Tsunami Survivors. AZoRobotics, viewed 24 June 2024, https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=1890.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.