A robot that binge-watches Soaps could help doctors detect early stages of dementia.

Robot

Robot

After watching shows like 'Emmerdale' and 'EastEnders', Robbie the Robot is now able to recognise around 80 different facial expressions.

The device has been built by Edge Hill University lecturer Ardhendu Behera, who revealed the bot's other function is being able to play music when he recognises that a patient is not feeling themselves to relax them.

According to The Sun, he's now planning on getting Robbie to watch US sitcom 'Friends" in order "to study group interactions and activities".