A robot that does everything for people will make those who need care inactive. On the contrary, people cannot help looking after an imperfect robot with an unsteady walk that always needs watching, which means that a robot draws out energy from a person. There should exist a relation of "entrust/support" in a relationship between people and robots. "It's about time to design relations with surroundings," the roboticist says. From "Weak Robots."
November 7, 2016
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun