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Five Things in Five Minutes

Five Things in Five Minutes
Friday 30 November, 2018

This week we explore robotic aged care, how new inventions are assisting amputees and a Google road trip. These stories and more in this week's Five Things in Five Minutes. 

1. The future of aged care
A nursing home in France has employed a small robot to help its elderly residents, offering emotional support and companionship. Zora helps ease the residents' loneliness, with many patients already developing an attachment.

2. All in the wrist
Swedish researchers have designed an artificial wrist joint for amputees. The motorised wrist rotator joint restores natural forearm rotation, previously not possible with prosthetic hands. 

3. AI crimestoppers
UK police are enlisting the help of AI to predict crime before it happens. The National Data Analytic Solution uses AI and statistics to assess and identify the likelihood of people committing crimes.

4. Age-old assassin
The face of the assassin who killed British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval in 1812 has been digitally reconstructed. The reconstruction used the skull of shooter John Bellingham to create a modern mugshot. 

5. Google hits the road
Google's Digital Garage Bus is touring England, giving free face-to-face digital skills training to the public - from how you can grow your business to learning new skills.

 
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