“A Lovot may not be a living creature, but it will warm your heart.”
Yes, Japan now has “Loneliness Robots” – called “Lovot” – and they were designed for one reason only: to cheer you up!
This edition of “What The Friday” may have taken Robots to their most useful conclusion: these Robotic “Lovots” were created for one reason only – to cheer you up, and be your friend!
As the terrific Reporter Katy Kelly for SoraNews24.com reports:
“A ‘Lovot’ is designed to be helpless and dependent upon you, to tug at your heartstrings and help you feel less lonely. Despite a base price of 299,800 yen (US$2889) before tax, plus a monthly support fee of at least 8,980 yen, the little robots have clearly found their market — they’re so popular that ordering right now means you’d be lucky to receive your Lovot in late March, and various coverings and fashion items are already sold out.”
Yes, that’s how popular they are! There is good news if you don’t want to make that high priced purchases – there is actually a “Lovot” cafe where you can see them in person – yes, you can book a 70-minute time slot to socialize with one yourself and see if a “Lovot” is in your future!
So what is it like to hang out with one?
Here’s a video of the “Lovots” in action:
these “loneliness robots” have already been hugely successful in Japan – they are designed specifically to cheer you up and make you feel happier!
As SoraNews24.com reported:
“Each Lovot comes equipped with a “sensor horn” atop its head. This is where the camera and microphone are equipped, allowing it to take in what you say to it and follow your face with its eyes.”
As always, this terrific website has all the latest news from Asia, and you have to go to their story to see these Lovot in action – and also to see what they serve in each cafe!
Click here for their whole report:
Unique Robots are nothing new in Japan – after all, they already have “Anchorbots!”
Yes, this “newscaster” is a Robot!
click here to see more of this fascinating new invention:
Of course, Robots are being used for so many things, and here in the US that means drinking!
That’s right, the Robots make drinks!
Click here to see where they do it and what they make!
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