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Robots making inroads in the home, study finds

Robots making inroads in the home, study finds

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. population ages, proponents of robotics technology are finding growing acceptance of robotics technology to assist with household chores. A study by Georgia Tech researchers released this week found growing acceptance of “assistive robotic” help over human assistance for performing routine but taxing chores like cleaning, laundering and taking out the trash. The survey of respondents ages 65 to 93 found a willingness to adopt robotics technology for 48 common household tasks. Respondents were less enthusiastic about robotic assistance with personal care like getting dressed and eating or social activities. [Get a 10% discount on ARM TechCon 2012 conference passes by using promo code EDIT. Click here to learn about the show and register.] “The people we interviewed were very enthusiastic and optimistic about robots in their daily lives,” said Georg...

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