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Ethical Implications of Using the Paro Robot

@inproceedings{Calo2011EthicalIO,
  title={Ethical Implications of Using the Paro Robot},
  author={Christopher James Calo and Nicholas Hunt-Bull and Lundy M. Lewis and Ted Metzler},
  year={2011}
}
This paper examines the ability of the Paro robot to improve the lives of elderly dementia patients by applying modern technology to medicine. Paro is not intended to be a replacement for social interaction with people or animals. Some patients who know Paro is a robot still enjoy using the robotic seal, and it can calm patients who are otherwise unreachable. Robots like Paro which mimic the behaviors of pets offer excellent opportunities to connect with challenging patients; however they raise… 

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