Robots could free human carers to focus on the more personal parts of the job.
The quest to create a robot that is indistinguishable from humans has become all-consuming for some scientists, engineers and technicians. The consequences could be both beneficial and catastrophic.
Improving the lives of people with autism through technology has benefits for us all and encourages society to take a more inclusive view of disability
Perhaps communication robots can one day help people express their views on having a robot in their life.