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paro robot

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carlos hernandez

on 1 February 2013

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Purposes and Abilities Place of Operation and Work Envelope Paro's robotic end effectors are the sensors located beneath its fur as well as around her whiskers. They are multifunctional because they can sense different things, such as light, sound, and touch. Paro has these sensors to become more lifelike and make the therapy experience with it as realistic as possible.

The Paro Robot
By: Kristen Prewett
and Carlos Hernandez Paro is a therapeutic robot that offers animal therapy without needing a real animal. It helps to calm the nerves of patients with her soothing sounds. It can perform actions such as:
develop a personality
respond to its name
sense touch and sound
recognize darkness and light
feel when it is being held
recognize words and phrases
remember interactions
express itself through facial expressions, noises, and body movements. Paro is most commonly placed in locations such as hospitals, nursing homes, and other high care facilities. In many cases, it is used with elderly adults to help relieve their stress, be happier, and strike up interaction between them and their caregivers. Paro's work envelope, or number of flexible joints, include its eyelids, front flippers, rear flipper, and neck. Robotic End Effector Paro's Programming The actions Paro perfoms are made possible by all of the following:
32-bit RISC processor
two microphones
ten tactile sensors
two light sensors
posture sensor
eight acuators
software that generates three types of behavior: proactive, reactive, and physiological Sensors Paro has tactile, light, audition, temperature, and posture sensors. These sensors could be described as Paro’s five senses. They are triggers that control her actions when it is held, touched, exposed to light, and more. Advantages and Disadvantages Some advantages to the Paro robot would be:
sooth and calm one's nerves
relieve stress
cheer people up
Some of the disadvantages to this robot are:
short battery life
costs over $5000 Impacts of Paro One impact Paro has had on its audience is the new animal therapy it brings to the table. This new way of animal therapy because it still brings the joy and excitement of having a pet without using an actual animal. Paro also gives you a sneak peek into the future: robots taking over the jobs of living things. Type of Job Paro's job title could be described as a therapist. It reduces stress, makes people happy, and gives a unique pet experience that has long-lasting effects on all who come into contact with Paro. In fact, a study has shown that Paro has had an effect on elderly people at a nursing home that lasted for roughly an entire year. Paro's Future Video and Pictures Other Facts Paro's charger is a pacifier you insert into its mouth. It can come in pink or yellow. Paro's antibacterial fur can be your choice of white or gold. Guiness World Records called Paro the most effective therapeutic robot of its kind. Paro has an electromagnetic shield that is safe for pacemakers. Although real seals are nocturnal, Paro can sense the arrival of night time and get "sleepy." In the future, Paro might be able to be more flexible and become even more lifelike. It could possibly do things such as more elaborate body movements and "drinking" from a baby bottle.
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