Comfort, cleanliness, care: Japan's nursing homes are using more and more robots to care for the elderly. But can humanoids replace real human contact?
Yoshiyuki Sankai's exoskeletons let paralyzed people walk and even run. Beyond Japan, though, many Westerners view robots more as a threat than as help.
Artificial intelligence and robotics are the biggest talking points at this year's CEBIT in Hanover. While some sound optimistic about the data-driven digital revolution, others warn about its negative implications.
Once a tech front-runner, Germany now faces the mammoth task of catching up with today's AI giants. Angela Merkel has launched a broad initiative to transform lagging digital infrastructure and paper-based bureaucracy.
As its society overall ages, China plans to scrap its one-child policy. Other Asian nations also face the challenge of demographic change.
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