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Groove X releases robot designed to show affection to humans

Baku, December 21, AZERTAC

Japanese startup Groove X, founded by a SoftBank robotics alumnus, unveiled a robot specifically designed to be a companion for humans. With the help of advanced technology like touch sensors and six-layered eye display, the Lovot — a combination of "love and robot" — is designed to mimic human affection, according to the www.usatoday.com.

"What GROOVE X have pursued with technology is not efficiency or usefulness but rather a robot that makes people truly happy by its innocent character and charming gestures that feels satisfying to cuddle," the company said in a statement.

"It gently stirs people's feelings and fills them with happiness. It draws out their capacity to love and gives them the energy to face their tomorrows."

Customers can start pre-ordering the Lovots now. The price for one robot is $3,100, but they won't start shipping until early 2020. Customers who buy two robots will receive them toward the end of 2019.

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