Alice Cares

Science & Technology Society & Culture
robot, sociobot
54' & 75'
Sander Burger
NCRV & KeyDocs
NWO-KNAW Eureka award - WON- Prix Grand Écran: Pariscience - Palmarès MUTUALITÉ: ImagéSanté - Prix Europa nomination Best Documentary 2016
HD available

Carebot Alice leaves the laboratory to visit Mrs. Remkes, Mrs. Schellekens-Blanke and Mrs. van Wittmarschen, each in their own house. The three women are getting on in age and are therefore exceptionally suited for the services of Alice, who has been developed by SELEMCA. This is a research group which tries to discover, with the help of community nurses and family, how ‘sociobot’ Alice should talk and react to stem the effects of loneliness on older women. The outcome of the experiment is surprising for all involved.