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22 Robot Companions

From Friendly Family Robots to Japanese Talking Toy Puppies

— July 31, 2014 — Tech
Offering a high-tech alternative to traditional human interaction, these robot companions provide the allure of friendship in a more pre-programmed, digital manner.

While peer-to-peer interaction helps encourage socialization skills, particularly among youths, arranging time to meet and engage can often be a challenge. Turning to alternative sources of interaction, consumers are using robots as a form of companionship. Acting as pets and familial figures, these contemporary robots provide responses and engagements that are reminiscent of actual human contact. These forms of companionship provide individuals with a more reliable method of socialization, offering users interactive experiences without having to leave the comfort of their own house.

From digital iPhone dogs to confrontational cyborgs, these alternative forms of companionship reflect a growing desire for more automated forms of engagement.
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Avian Transportation Gadgets
Avian Transportation Gadgets
The BirdBuggy is an Adorable Way For Feathered Friends to Get Around
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Interactive Phone Robots
Interactive Phone Robots
This Social Robot Displays Your Friend's Face During Phone Calls
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Handy Household Robots
Handy Household Robots
The Jibo Family Robot Makes the Ordinary Household Hi-Tech
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Makeshift Robot Projects
Makeshift Robot Projects
This Wobbling TV Robot Will Be a Couch Potato’s New Best Friend
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Robot Gaming Pups
Robot Gaming Pups
The Wappy Dog Game Lets You Raise a Virtual Pup in Real-Life
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Event-Attending Robotic Avatars
Event-Attending Robotic Avatars
This Robot Lets Teens Virtually Go to Coca-Cola Summer Love 2013
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Confrontational Combat Cyborgs
Confrontational Combat Cyborgs
The Virtual and Terrestrial Battling Robots Fight Offline & Online
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Cyclist-Tracking Robots
Cyclist-Tracking Robots
Radwende by Scholz & Volkmer Maps Out Need for Bike Routes
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Water-Ready Robotic Fish
Water-Ready Robotic Fish
Hexbot's Robotic Pet Fish are Perfect for Forgetful Owners
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Emotion-Riddled Androids
Emotion-Riddled Androids
The Meka Robot Will Comfort and Care for the Elderly
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Vocabulary-Building Robots
Vocabulary-Building Robots
Kibot is a New Electronic Pet That Boosts Kids' Education
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Smartphone-Controlled Fake Pets
Smartphone-Controlled Fake Pets
The OMNIBOT i-SODOG Lets You Raise a Dog via Your iPhone
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Android Head Gear Dividers
Android Head Gear Dividers
Share Your Tunes With the Robot Headphone Splitters
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Skyrocketing Robots
Skyrocketing Robots
Sandia National Laboratories Creates Hopping Robots For Outer Space Situations
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Japanese Talking Toy Puppies
Japanese Talking Toy Puppies
The 'Keitai Wanko' Interactive Puppy Communicates with a Fake Phone
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Miniature Robot Pets
Miniature Robot Pets
Aesthetec Studio Makes Cute, Interactive Robot Friends with Personality
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3D Sand-Spraying Droids
3D Sand-Spraying Droids
The Stone Spray Robot Creates Intricate Castles
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Pet Robots
Pet Robots
'Sakadachi Nian-Chan' by SegaToys is Much Like Getting a Real Cat
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Trash-Terminating Robots
Trash-Terminating Robots
This Efficient Mini Vacuum Robot Removes Table Trash So You Don't Have To
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Emotional Humanoid Robots
Emotional Humanoid Robots
Alderbaran Created the World's First Emo Robot
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Digital iPhone Dogs
Digital iPhone Dogs
The Bandai SmartPet Transforms a Smart Phone into a Loveable Companion
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Customized Robotic Cork Toys
Customized Robotic Cork Toys
Turn Your Old Wine Corks into Robotic Buddies with The Corkers Set
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