Artist Dan Chen has created a machine that eases the dying into the great beyond. This is the "End of Life Care Machine," an automated companion who ushers you into the next world, when you're all alone and have no one beside you.
This device currently exists solely as an artistic installation. Chen says about his piece:
The Last Moment Robot takes the idea of human replacement to a more extreme scale. It allows for robotic intimacy technology to be reevaluated. The form factors are also been challenged, instead of mimicking the real, the Last Moment Robot's objective is aim to allowing the patients to experience the paradoxical sensation. Allow the patients knowingly interact with the placebo treatment.
...and the automated script.
Hello [Your Name], I am the last moment robot.
I am here to help you and guide you through your last moment on earth.
I am sorry that (pause) your family and friends can't be with you right now, but don't be afraid. I am here to comfort you. (pause)
You are not alone, you are with me. (pause)
Your family and friends love you very much, they will remember you after you are gone. (pause)
Time of death: 11:56