In the News: Rosie the Robot Supports Dining Services and Brings a Spark of Joy to Residents

1A Across America – Houston Public Media


Executive Director Kim Gaskell was recently interviewed by Jen White for NPR’s 1A about the use of robots, to help combat the issue of understaffing in many senior living communities.

RiverWoods Durham has welcomed Rosie, a smart robot, to the dining staff team. Rosie’s job entails serving food to residents and bussing tables. Kim Gaskell said, “We began to look for and how to implement and utilize robotics or other technology to help us compete with those staffing challenges.” It is a new neat feature that is now a part of the RiverWoods community that has people talking. Kim Gaskell said, “It’s another spark of joy that it brings.”

Listen to the full interview on IA…