Judge Ruxpin

Perhaps I've watched too much anime for my own good, but I don't know that I could sleep a wink knowing that some cyborg is keeping tabs on me -- no matter HOW cute he is...

I think the thing that I find the most creepy about this is (as the article puts it):

"The bears monitor patients' response times to spoken questions. They record how long they spend performing various tasks, before relaying conclusions to staff..."

Make sure you’ve got this straight – the teddy bears watch over the old people in the retirement village, give them verbal quizzes to test their mental reaction time, and then pass judgement on them?

I mean, just how much power does this teddy bear get?

     "What do you think Mr. Huggles?"
     "He’s not responding to treatment... pull the plug."