Many people like cats but can’t have a real one because of limitations in their living space or because they simply cannot care for one. That’s why a Japanese company has created a robotic cat so you can get the benefits of cuddling a cat without the hassle of caring for one.

Despite the advantages of a robotic cat, it does lack the ability to bond with a human whether that bonding involves cuddling or knocking precious and breakable items off a shelf. Despite the best intentions, a robot cat is no substitute for a real cat unless it can start bossing its human owners around too.

To read one person’s review of a Japanese robot cat, click here.