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Robotic pets

Your first interactive robot may be a cyberpet.

Robot pets have the potential to be useful in many ways. Some robopets are being used to remind the elderly to take their medication. In Japan, robotic pets are being used as companions.

Robot Lion Cub


Pet Robot

This realistic lion cub robot from the WowWee Alive™ series has blinking eyes, an animated mouth and an internal micro-controller with recorded lion cub sounds.
Lion cub's sensor's are activated when you pet or hold it and will purr and mew.

Robot Lion Cub



Initially developed as a robotic friend for hospitalized children, Probo is more than just a toy, it is an intelligent and huggable robot, having a personality of its own. Probo uses sensors for vision, audio and touch to interact. By means of artificial intelligence, Probo is capable of understanding and expressing emotions.

Probo-Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Robot Pet Articles, Blogs and Web Sites

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Robotic Pet Articles
Title Source Date
Emotional robot pets Science Daily 09/10
10 Robotic Pets That Deserve to Live in the White House io9 11/08
What's the point of robot pets? Dan's Data 08/08
The Smartest Robot Pet Yet PopSci 04/06
Move Over, Rover: Robotic Pet Can Be Best Friend Live Science 01/06


Robotic Pet Web Site and Blogs - Links do not imply endorsement
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Bunny files nails Flickr video
Dasarobot Robots from this Korean company include Genibo, the bullterrier (retail site)
List of robotic dogs Wikipedia
PARO Therapeutic robotic baby seal from Japan
PLEO Autonomous robotic pet dinosaur
Tekno the Robotic Puppy Shows inner workings of a robot pet
Top Selling Pet Robots In Action PetsDo
The Huggable MIT teddy bear robot companion
WowWee Robot pets (retail site)


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Robotic Pets Article by ffa
Image courtesy of mikewade
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