The Japanese company Takara Tomy has unveiled the Ami-chan robot that can replace grandchildren for elderly people. Outwardly, the development resembles a cartoon character.
Experts from the Takara Tomy company drew attention to the fact that many elderly people feel lonely. They have no grandchildren, so the developers decided to give them a replacement. So, scientists have made a robot that behaves naturally. The doll can blink, close its eyes completely, simulate sleep, and respond to physical interaction. In addition, the robot was equipped with cameras with which it recognizes the owner.
The Ami-chan robot can also pronounce tongue twisters, recite poems and sing songs. Thus, with the new device, lonely people will not be bored.