[ExI] Robot cats for companionship

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 17:58:16 UTC 2016

Hasbro has announced a robot cat aimed at companionship for old folk.
It only costs 100 USD, so it doesn't do much more than purr when
stroked, meow and roll over occasionally.
The next few generations should be more capable.
(Catching mice???).  :)

The robot seal pup Paro that has already been produced for dementia
patients costs 5,000 USD, so the cat has a lot of competitive space
for improvements.

Video here:  (4mins).

Review here:


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