NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown
robot-pet program to benefit elders

BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.
PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal companion for older adults. The project, Affordable Robotic Intelligence for Elderly Support, or ARIES, involves a team of researchers led by Brown, in a partnership with toy, board game and entertainment…

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