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Takeaway: robots and the elderly

Takeaway: robots and the elderly
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Isabel Neto has found a new friend.

The 79-year-old calls him Hugo.

Hugo is designed to speak, hear, see and show emotions.

Researchers hope that Hugo will navigate autonomously so he can help Isabel perform certain tasks and feel less lonely.

Scientists think service robots like Hugo could soon help improve the quality of life of elderly people living alone at home.