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Companion robots to solve aging dietary problems

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Later City News: Very soon we can see companion robots that are able to solve our older adults' dietary problems by listening to them.

A new proposed algorithm for companion robots is capable of understanding users' dietary compositions for one-person talking, a two-person chat, and a three-person chat, respectively.

As the problem of an aging population becomes more and more serious, social robots have an increasingly significant influence on human life. By employing regular question-and-answer conversations or wearable devices, some social robotics products can establish personal health archives. But those robots are unable to collect diet information automatically through robot vision or audition.

A healthy diet can reduce a person's risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other age-related diseases. In order to automatically percei