Zora The Nursing Home Robot

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Some nursing homes have started to deploy Zora, a Belgian-built robot, to provide companionship to patients, especially those with dementia, when families don’t come to visit. Zora is not independent but requires a human operator with a laptop to be inconspicuously nearby to guide its actions & provide “speech.” But some residents are enamored with the little thing & such robotic caregivers are seen as part of the near future.

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