Hasbro launches robotic cats for old people

Hasbro's Companion Pets line means seniors can have cats without the responsibility.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Nov 20 2015 2:31 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Games and toys company Hasbro has launched its first line under the Joy for All brand. Known as Companion Pets, it comprises animatronic pet cats and is specifically aimed at seniors seeking companionship who are perhaps not in a position to take care of a living cat.

Hasbro launches robotic cats for old people | TweakTown.com

The cats are said to respond to motion and touch and have lifelike fur, mannerisms, and sounds.

Hasbro seems confident Companion Pets will be a success, as research conducted with seniors and their caregivers told them this is a real need not currently being filled, at least not at an accessible price point (that animatronic seal you saw in Master of None runs $6,000). Companion Pets comes in numerous breeds and costs $99.

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Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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