Robotic Pillow Lets You Make Calls, Hug the Person on the Other End
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, Director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Japan, is known for his life-like androids. His latest creation may not resemble a realistic human, but these body-shaped pillows are equipped with two vibrators that mimic heartbeats.
The Hugvie is primarily suited for children, seniors or couples in a long-distance relationship, as it adds a physical aspect to voice calls. It’s currently on display at the Vstone Robot Center in Tokyo and retails for around $60.