Will Robots replace pets in the future?
Currently robotic pets available for purchase are more toys or gadgets than pets and we are unlikely to abandon faithful fido for tekno the robot puppy anytime soon but robotic pets are becoming more and more realistic with animal like fur, characteristics, sounds, and ability to learn certain simple commands.
Wowwee toy company have launched a new range of robo animal toy pets including: Dogs, cats, polar bears, baby seals and tiger cubs.
Owners already say they love their Pelo robot the same as if he were a real pet?
Japan Trend Shop has sold out of Sega Toys frighteningly realistic robotic cat “Dream Venus” which features meowing and purring.
The pursuit of more advanced “intelligent” robots will certainly bring along a new “breed” of pet like robots but if these robotic animals will replace pets remains to be seen.