It’s a known fact that cats can help improve a person’s health. It’s also a known fact that cats can drive a normal person insane with their behavior. Although many people want cats, they can’t always take care of them. That’s where a robotic cat can come in.
Robotic cats give you the benefit of having a real cat without any of the drawbacks. Of course you also don’t get a real creature showing affection to you, but most cats don’t show affection to humans anyway, so you might not be missing much. At least a robotic cat can be unplugged when it gets too annoying, although robotic cats might be the beginning of the robot apocalypse where robots rise up and enslave the human race. If that happens, you can get the robot overlords will look suspiciously like cats.