The UK moves one step closer to developing robot carers, thanks to £34 million government investment announced at the weekend.
The research programme is said to be the UK’s biggest entirely dedicated to autonomous system safety.
To be safe, they have to keep data secure and have a clear set of rules in order for them make effective decisions.
The research will look into robots’ cyber security, as well as principles like respect, fairness and equality, in line with latest information and guidelines around this technology. The aim is for robots to work in tandem with professionals to help relieve pressures.
In Bristol researchers have already developed a prototype robot called CHIRON, which is designed to support older adults with mobility and other ageing-related impairments.