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Meet the Robot Bear Who Will Care for Japan’s Elderly

“Robear” is three-hundred pounds of high-tech robotics, designed to help get people in and out of bed.

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I don’t quite understand how one makes the leap from “elder care” to “mechanized smiling bear” but that, evidently, is what got us to this: A super-strong robot with the cartoonish face of a bear, designed to help look after Japan’s aging population.

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