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The Babyloid marks its debut worldwide. The cuddly depression fighting robot is designed to lift the spirits of lonely older people.

The robot developed in Japan has one main function to be cute…it coos, cries and squeals, but the catch is a person can’t control what and when it does…only react to it.

Read more about Babyloid.

fastcompany:

A Fuzzy, Cuddly Depression-Fighting Robot Is The Platonic Ideal Of Cute

Like a non-virtual tamagotchi, the Babyloid is designed to lift the spirits of lonely older people.

“Be as smart as a puppy” is the advice that Matt Jones of BERG has for robots of the near future. You can see that design principle in action with MIT Media Lab’s Boxie robot, but a robot developed in Japan called Babyloid takes it a step further.

Read on…



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