Alice Cares ★★★½

This documentary strikes a good balance between funny and serious. Although Alice the robot meets some rather lonely elderly women, they're not sorry for themselves, and they have some great interactions with this care-robot, who encourages them to exercise, talk about their day and sing a song. Interestingly, we don't just get to see the robot through people's eyes, we also see the people through the robot's eyes (literally: there's a webcam built in to her eyes so that she can register what's happening and respond to it). I wonder how it will hold up for foreign audiences, since part of the fun for me were the subtleties in language - Robot-Dutch versus human-Dutch.