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Read about Consequential Robotics point of view on the latest robotics news, updates and trends. Learn more about the future of social robots and the impact they have on the quality of life as people age. Our writers will share robotics research ideas and challenges to the robotics community.

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8 Ethical and societal issues relevant to the future use of robots in social care

Consequential Robotics

Professor Tony Prescott co-authored the whitepaper on Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living for the UK RAS Network. Here, we highlight eight key ethical and societal issues identified in the whitepaper.

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Can the UK be world leaders in social care technology?

Tony Prescott

Globally, the proportion of people aged 60 or over was just 8% in 1950 but this is projected to rise to 20% by 2050. In many European countries, and in Asian economies including Korea, Japan, and China, the proportion of people age 60+ will be approaching 40% by 2050. As a global business and growth opportunity, assistive robots and services present significant possibilities. 

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