O God, Trinity of love, from the profound communion of your divine life, pour out upon us a torrent of fraternal love. Grant us the love reflected in the actions of Jesus, in his family of Nazareth, and in the early Christian community.
The EQ saturation models (American, British, German, and Soviet) are modeled off various analog EQs for plenty of options, depending on your taste. Great for busses, mastering, or certain applications.
The past five years (or longer, actually) has seen a resurgence in the collectibility of vintage watches. Yet with this resurgence, we also have seen rising prices on coveted vintage models, which make it daunting for many enthusiasts to dip into this world. This demand opened the doors to microbrands that answer the call of higher demand for watches with vintage looks at more affordable prices. French microbrand Baltic has leaned into this theme, releasing the excellent Aquascaphe and recently launching the dressy MR01, which features applied Breguet numerals over a lovely textured dial in three different colors: Salmon, Blue, and Silver. The most interesting element for many enthusiasts will be the micro-rotor-equipped automatic Hangzhao CAL5000A movement.
The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics is an established refereed companion to the Journal of Materials Science. It publishes papers on materials and their applications in modern electronics, covering the ground between fundamental science, such as semiconductor physics, and work concerned specifically with applications. It explores the growth and preparation of new materials, as well as their processing, fabrication, bonding and encapsulation, together with the reliability, failure analysis, quality assurance and characterization related to the whole range of applications in electronics. The Journal presents papers in newly developing fields such as low dimensional structures and devices, optoelectronics including III-V compounds, glasses and linear/non-linear crystal materials and lasers, high Tc superconductors, conducting polymers, thick film materials and new contact technologies, as well as the established electronics device and circuit materials.
Significant efforts have been aimed at improving the overall mental health of the elderly by providing them with robots for companionship. Robots, such as Pearl [8, 9], Silbot , Mero , Hobbit [12,13,14], Lio , Kompaï , TIAGo , RAMCIP , Matilda , and more provide the elderly with assistance or services, like fulfilling daily activities, that enable them to live in their own homes and communities safely and independently [19,20,21,22,23,24]. The elderly in nursing homes have been observed to engage more frequently with various stimuli, including life-like dolls, plush animals, building blocks, sorting tasks, puzzles, and robots .
Many animal-inspired robots, such as Paro [28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35], AIBO [36,37,38,39,40], iCat , Furby , NeCoRo , CuDDler , have been used to maintain interest in the elderly and have yielded positive social and psychological effects akin to animal-assisted therapy. However, creature-like robots, such as the hobbit robot, have eventually been treated as ordinary toys, rather than an aid, and have failed to become meaningful companions for the elderly ; these shortcomings in robot performance eventually frustrated residents.
We incorporated the competencies presented in table 1 into our robot to create more meaningful interactions missing in earlier studies, as discussed below. For appearance, we indicated whether the robot is human-like. We aimed to assess if a humanoid robot, such as Nadine with its human-like features, could emote natural human communication, as reported in  and satisfy the innate need for human companionship among the elderly. Nadine can make facial expressions, respond with gestures, and make eye contact with the elderly, something other robots have not been able to do in the past. Studies have shown that the interaction with face and arm movements is stimulating and could arouse curiosity and interest .
To reap the benefits of SARs for healthcare, key stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, therapy staff, and managers in institutional settings, must become essential role players in the eventual acceptance of robot technology . Our contribution is to study several interactions between professional therapists and the elderly. These interactions are defined as appropriate behaviour models required for our robot to best perform at nursing homes. In our study, we considered the following holistic parameters:
These parameters deduced from table 1 were not taken into account by previous investigations. We believe that our study could be a step forward in introducing a humanoid social robot with a human-like appearance and characteristics that mimic human behaviour, emotion recognition, and gesture synthesis. We were the first to use deep learning-based model parameters to verify and validate results obtained in data analysis. Our evaluation method incorporates video analysis and the use of observational tools, like OERS and MPES, to determine the holistic effect of the conversation sessions with Nadine as a companion for the elderly.
 and  reported that most robots designed for the elderly do not fulfil the needs and requirements to perform their best. For Nadine to perform her best at nursing homes, we updated some previous models and developed new modules recommended in an earlier study . The modules that were updated/expanded for Nadine as a caretaker at a nursing home are as follows:
In social and healthcare assistive robotics, proactiveness is highly desirable in robots that serve as companions or the care staff. Initiating a conversation is a proactive task. Nadine can respond to questions and keep up the conversation but cannot proactively initiate a conversation. We developed and deployed an uncomplicated proactive module that enables Nadine to start a conversation proactively to solve this problem. The goal is for Nadine to be able to start a conversation and continue to keep residents engaged in it.
Improved well-being for residents in nursing homes: Residents in nursing homes appeared to accept and benefit from their interactions with Nadine, impacting their psychosocial, emotional, and cognitive needs. All our participants demonstrated responses that surpassed the usual nursing home activity engagement; they had opportunities to display the different domains of empathy that provided a sense of purpose and connection with the social robot. The residents also showed higher activity based on numerically increased optical flow, which is excellent for their motoric and social development. This type of engagement is often not encountered in nursing homes; it provides opportunities for residents to challenges their curiosity and try to understand the social robot, motivates them to find ways to connect with it, and instils in them the patience and nurturing spirit towards helping their companion. Eventually, there were noticeable improvements in the communication abilities for 90% of the residents, regardless of their cognitive abilities. Nadine instilled in the residents a sense of purpose and affection, allowing them to care for and nurture the robot. 2b1af7f3a8