Unnecessary Study Finds Adorable Robot Seals Make People Happier

I know that hypotheses need to be proven by experimentation and all, but was it really ever debatable that giving elderly patients a fluffy robot seal would make them happier?

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A more interesting study would be to see how much more effective a $5000 robot seal would be vs. a $10 stuffed animal seal. In the last days of my dad’s dementia when he was in his final care facility for people like that, there were a lot of patients with baby dolls which they loved and cared for. None of them looked like they cost anywhere near $5000.

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