It looks like a cuddly monkey, but this robot tackles depression and dementia

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Some cuddly toys can be deceptively useful. We've already seen Teddy the Guardian enable parents to check their baby's vitals without making them feel uncomfortable, and our latest spotting is catering to the other end of the age spectrum. From Singapore, the Huggler is a robot in the guise of a cuddly toy that entertains elderly people, as well as detecting non-verbal emotions and diagnosing Alzheimer's disease. On the outside, the Huggler takes the form of a funny-looking monkey. Inside, however, are a variety of sensors that allow the toy to react to stimuli from its users. The monkey emits…

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