Robot pets arriving from Japan

I met Lovot early last year before the onset of Covid-19. In this podcast with Lovot’s creator Kaname Hayashi, Tim Romero highlights the promise of robotics in eldercare and childcare. Lovot looked like an expensive experiment found at the local toy store but has evolved into something much greater than the sum of its parts. Great interview highlighting benevolent use cases including stress reduction from robot pets that might outlive us: Link