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Robot cats, dogs and birds are being deployed amid an 'epidemic of loneliness' | TechCrunch

Robot cats, dogs and birds are being deployed amid an 'epidemic of loneliness' | TechCrunch

In the early 1990s, a researcher at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology began working on what would become. Mercury. More than 30 years after its development, the doe-eyed seal pup is the best-known example of a therapeutic robot for older adults. In 2011, the robot rose to prominence as a pop […]

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