中英對照讀新聞》AI robots could play future role as companions in care homes 人工智慧機器人未來可能扮演照護機構陪伴員的角色
Nadine, a social robot powered by Artificial Intelligence with human-like gestures and expressions, could have an important future role to play in tending to the sick and elderly, according to a professor who helped invent it.
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, a robot expert from the University of Geneva, who served as the model for Nadine’s dark brown eyes and auburn hair, said Nadine and robots like it could prove more effective than human carers.
"Nadine has time 24 hours a day. The others have no time," Thalmann said.
Global competition for nurses and carers is heating up, especially after COVID-19 and some countries are experiencing a staffing crisis in care homes which some think humanoid robots could one day ease.（Reuters）
tend：動詞，照顧。例句：Jane meticulously tended the roses.（阿珍非常仔細地照料玫瑰花。）
humanoid：形容詞或名詞，像人的；人形機器人。例句：Jane is a humanoid with cutting-edge technology.（阿珍是有著尖端科技的人形機器人。）