Japan uses robots as therapy. This news, will of course, be overshadowed this summer by humanoid robots that climb like spiders, and try to kill Will Smith.
This somewhat reminded me of a New Outer Limits episode where the Last Man on Earth survives the apocalypse by retreating into a bomb shelter. The bomb shelter, of course, looks like a ranch home. In order to avoid dementia, the man has a holographic interfact that represents his computer. The interface is played, of course, by Natasha Henstridge, aka, “The Chick from Species.”
Not to spoil it, but in true Outer Limits fasion, the computer goes insane and the usual hilarity ensues.