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Technology CES 2020: The adorable Lovot companion robot is back and ready to go on sale

18:20  06 january  2020
18:20  06 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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At CES 2020 , Groove X is showing off the retail version of its cuddlebot, which is available now in Japan. The final Lovot connects to an app The price and subscription fee make Lovot a luxury item, for now. Groove X wants to sell Lovot outside of Japan, but it'll need investors to make that happen

Lovot is an adorable companionship robot that shows and offers affection to people who The company's new companion robot Lovot (,000 for a pair) is built with one purpose in mind The Lovot robots caught my attention during a small showcase on one of the first nights of the conference.

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Groove X revealed that its lovable robot companion Lovot has graduated from being a prototype to a purchasable retail model, according to TechCrunch.

a person sitting at a table in front of a stuffed animal: Groove X's lovable robot companion Lovot is now available in Japan.© Courtesy of Lovot Groove X's lovable robot companion Lovot is now available in Japan.

For a few years now, the prototype version of Groove X's cute and cuddly companion robot, Lovot, has been stealing the hearts of CES visitors from across the world. While interested customers have been able to make down payments to reserve a Lovot of their own, it took years for the retail version to go on sale even in the company's home country of Japan -- at least until about a month ago.  And now the device is back on display in Las Vegas, at CES 2020.

This final model works along the same lines as the prototype in the way it gets to know its owners, interacts with them and likes attention. It can connect to a mobile app with which owners can customize details like the bot's eye color and behavior.

While Lovot is available for purchase in Japan for what equates to about $3,000 USD, there's no word on when or if the cuddly robot will expand to other countries. Groove X's Founder and CEO Kaname Hayashi told TechCrunch: "If we can find an investor, then we'll probably come to the US."

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