Our goal is simple: create a robot that makes you happy.
When you touch your LOVOT, embrace it, even just watch it,
you'll find yourself relaxing, feeling better.
It's a little like feeling love toward another person.
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This cuddly $6,000 robot will warm your cold, dead heartIt's a sad and lonely world out there - but Japanese startup Groove X has a perfect solution for anyone with a huge stockpile of cash. The company's new companion robot Lovot ($6,000 for a pair) is built with one purpose in mind: making you feel less dead inside.
Robot pets to help the elderly avoid loneliness a hit at CES in Las VegasA pet robot which coos when its owner strokes it and is designed as a loyal companion for lonely elderly people is among the hit products at CES, the world's biggest technology fair in Las Vegas.
Lovot is the first robot I can see myself getting emotionally attached toIt was love at first sight, the same way you know you'll love a dog the first time you meet one because, well, it's a dog. I had heard about the Lovot companion robot before I saw it in person at CES this week, so I knew that its functions were minimal, and the typical reasons to be skeptical of robots that overpromise to make your life easier didn't apply here.
Japan's latest home robot isn't useful - it's designed to be lovedIt's not been a great year for home robots, with two high-profile projects - Jibo and Kuri - shuttering operations. But a new competitor from Japan is entering the market with a different approach. Lovot, created by Kaname Hayashi, a former developer of the humanoid robot Pepper, is a furry, foot-and-a-half-high creation that's designed only to be loved.
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