Companion robot designed to love humans unveiled

Tokyo, Japan Dec 19 A young girl reaches out to GROOVE X’s new home robot ‘LOVOT’ during its presentation at a press event in Tokyo. Japanese startup Groove X, founded by an alumni of SoftBank Group Corp’s robotics unit, unveiled its first creation on Tuesday a companion robot designed to make users happy. The Lovot, an amalgam of “love” and “robot”, cannot help with the housework but it will “draw out your ability to love,” Groove X founder and CEO Kaname Hayashi told reporters during the launch. Photo courtesy of Agencies