Do Robots and Digitization really fit the demands of an ageing society?

Rainer Wieching, Jens Grudno, Pepper (aka Robbie), Sarah Cosentino, Moderation: Laura Henrich.

Demographic change is ongoing in countries like Germany and Japan, as a consequence, societies and health care systems need to adapt. A possible solution to tackle this challenge of a super-ageing society might be digitalisation and robotics. A look to Japan highlights concepts like society 5.0, but does this fit for the European countries as well? Is it desirable from an ethical perspective, will it be accepted by the society and the citizens themselves? We will discuss those issues in our panel discussion with regard to IoT and robotics in the field of elderly care. Quelle: re:publica (CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)