Robotic pets could be the future of elderly care

MiRo is a cute robot dog who heralds the future of 'social robots'


Meet MiRo, a biomimetic robot dog that's on a mission to make friends.

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Its creators, Consequential Robotics, believe that in the future social robots will share our personal space, constantly interacting with us and providing emotional engagement.

With that in mind, they might as well look cute too.