Ryan once again made waves in the media this time appearing in a recorded and written news report by CGTN. The story asked Anna Fine, a Kavod Senior resident and pilot study participant about her experience with the robot and why she agreed to the study. To which she answered “I thought it was intriguing and something I might want to try.” “I can ask him questions, and he talks back to me.” “The cat wasn’t scared at all.”
During the interview Dr. Mahoor paints the picture that while Ryan can greatly take the load off of care givers it is not a replacement for humans. Rather it is a tool that will be housed in assisted and senior living facilities.