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Therapeutic Robot Seal Designed To Help Seniors

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It may look like just a cute cuddly toy, but a robotic baby seal is actually helping seniors. Paro is the latest in Japanese robot technology.

The baby seal is being used in nursing homes to help patients communicate. Its whole body is covered with more than 100 sensors that respond to touch, light, specific voices and even language.

Testing on Paro's impact is underwa in 20 American nursing homes and hospitals.

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