Japan’s fetish for the last century’s Tamagotchi…
This teddy bear bot has a camera in its nose to snoop on you, and according to Gizmodo it has, “sensors embedded in 13 places, reacts to touching or stroking making it fall asleep and snore–quite a big snore.”
Robot teddy bears attack Alzheimer’s
The Register | 2010/10/08
…This new high-tech teddy… was designed by Fujitsu to treat geriatric dementia…
….Animal therapy, Fujitsu notes, is used today to provide psychological comfort to patients, and so it stands to reason that: “Robot therapy offers advantages such as not having any of the hygiene-related problems that can accompany animals and of course, these robots do not bite.” ...more….
Japanese engineers ought to just follow their dreams…
For more Japanese robo-fetish fun, refer to the previous 3Yen reports:
. . .—‘Gynoid’ film festival (3Yen | 2006-05-20)
. . .—Mo’ better robo-babes (3Yen | 2006-09-19)
. . .—It it live or is it Repilee(tm)?
. . . . . . . . (3Yen | 2006-04-24)