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Fountains of Youth : Slideshow

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Two “Paro” robotic seals are used for brief bouts of companionship at the Kaigorojin Hokenshisetsu Toyoura nursing home in Tsukuba City, Japan (near Tokyo).

Photo by Jocelyn Ford

“Granny” Sumi Kasuya and Paro get close

Photo by Jocelyn Ford

“Paro” the robotic seal, invented by Dr.Takanori Shibata, is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Most Therapeutic Robot.

Photo by Jocelyn Ford

(c) Joe Andoe, 2004
For better or for worse, Paro brings a smile to Mrs. Kasuya's face

Photo By Jocelyn Ford