More and more hospitals around the world are using robots not only to entertain children but also to palliate their feelings of sadness and to gather information about their frame of mind. In Barcelona, since the year 2010, there is a collaboration between the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and the university La Salle Campus Barcelona where different types of robots are used and where their impact on patients is measured and studied. ¿Are robots able to to satisfy certain needs of patients better than pets or gadgets? Can these robots help to gather more information from patients and also to save costs in health care?
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