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Robotic

Mario is an assistive robot. He communicates with patients suffering from dementia and can talk to them, play music and provide them with daily news. Currently under trial in Ireland, the UK and Italy, researchers are testing him at St Brendan's care centre in Loughrea in the west of Ireland. The day we arrive, Mario is meeting Mary who is 83-years-old. Two years ago she was diagnosed with severe dementia.