Senior citizens may love cats, but they may not have the time and stamina to take care of one. That’s why Hasbro has designed a robocat that mimics a real animal. It meows, semi-convincingly, and it purrs, very convincingly. It’s fluffy and nice to stroke, just like a real cat.
A stroke of the back will make it purr, a tickle of the cheeks will provoke a meow. If it gets dark, the robot cat will even yawn and nod off. The movements aren’t predictable, adding to its lifelikeness.