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Robotic Friendship

Consumers turn to robots for an efficient source of socialization

Implications - A shift in consumer desires has robots offering forms of socialization rather than high-tech efficiency. Providing friendship and personalized engagement, these robotic innovations help replace the need for human contact. Thus, reflecting an evolution in attitudes toward technology that goes beyond pragmatism and toward more personal fulfillment.
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6 Featured, 51 Examples:
329,486 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Jun 12 — Sep 14
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Featured Examples

Digital iPhone Dogs
Digital iPhone Dogs
The Bandai SmartPet Transforms a Smart Phone into a Loveable Companion
Since cell phones have seemingly overtaken the canine companion’s traditionally held role of ‘man’s best friend,’ it only makes sense that the Bandai SmartPet would... MORE
Miniature Robot Pets
Miniature Robot Pets
Aesthetec Studio Makes Cute, Interactive Robot Friends with Personality
Aesthetec Studio, stationed in Toronto Canada, is the company behind miniature robot friends that are great for kids and adults! These adorable little robots respond to light, sound, touch, each... MORE
Japanese Talking Toy Puppies
Japanese Talking Toy Puppies
The 'Keitai Wanko' Interactive Puppy Communicates with a Fake Phone
A fun and interactive toy dog has arrived on the Japanese market referred to as the ‘Keital Wanko’ robot dog. Keital, meaning “mobile phone” and Wanko meaning “puppy,&#... MORE
play_circle_filled Handy Household Robots
Handy Household Robots
The Jibo Family Robot Makes the Ordinary Household Hi-Tech
Jibo is a smart and friendly family robot that’s like having your very own Rosie from The Jetsons at home. The bot designed by Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is designed to perform a range of tasks,... MORE
Serving Robot Restaurants
Serving Robot Restaurants
The Robot Restaurant in China is Almost Entirely Run by Mechanical Men
The Robot Restaurant in China has replaced human servers with robot servers. This particular restaurant in China employs these machines as its staff. The Robot Restaurant is located in China’s... MORE
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Interactive Phone Robots
This Social Robot Displays Your Friend's Face During Phone Calls
The ‘Socibot’ social robot is a step forward in the direction of human-like robots. This robot is able to show your friend’s face while you are on the phone with them. This feature... MORE

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