Quarantine, self-isolation and staying home is much easier when you’re surrounded by loving family members and furry pets, but Tokyo singletons often find themselves in shoebox apartments with nothing but Netflix and phone games for company. Many of us long for animal companionship, but having a pet is difficult in the city; strict building rules and the lack of a yard are just a couple of problems. Luckily, this is the 21st century and we can cuddle up with some robotic companions instead. Tamagotchi these are not; here are some of the cute, weird and very advanced robots that provide comfort and love – all with a price tag, of course.
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