Babyloid is a robot created in Japan by Masayoshi Kanoh, a professor at Chukyo University in Nagoya. This robot can help the elderly fight against their isolation.
Japan is a country with one of the world’s lowest birth rates and the population growth is negative. However, most women in Japan live record long lives. Hence, it is becoming important to protect such aged persons against the depression associated with loneliness. .
However, one big problem remains. This robot currently costs 20,000 euros. However, the product designers expect with mass production the cost will be drastically reduced.