CES 2020 has come and go, with tons of tech firms beating their chests and demonstrating to the public simply how superior their product can be. There have been self-balancing Segways, “artificial humans”, and even a Rest room Paper Robotic. Some had been nice however some had been positively on the, err… weirder facet of things.

Then there’s the robotics facet of the trade present. The world has seen many iterations of robotic companions, from one thing as innocent as a pet robotic to one thing more lifelike (and creepier) humanoid robot. All of them have one thing to supply for us, however none, I’d say, is sort of as totally lifelike than the one in this text.

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Meet MarsCat, the world’s first absolutely autonomous robot cat that actually does whatever the hell it needs the minute it’s turned on. You don’t give it commands, you don’t give it directions, and also you don’t tell it what to do. It tells itself what to do, you recognize, kinda like how an actual cat is. It’ll act like several common home cat, doing things by itself volition.

The companion cat robot is currently on Kickstarter, the place it has managed to boost over $100,000 from the original $20,000 purpose. That’s a lot of people wanting a robotic cat as a substitute of an actual cat.

While it’s dubbed as a “cat”, the actual product does little to truly make it look as lifelike as doable. As an alternative, it appears extra like a furless model of Frankenstein’s cat fairly than a real one. However, it is still in the early stages though, so I’m positive they’ll do more to enhance on the ultimate design (hopefully).

MarsCat nonetheless, zoomer kitty parts nonetheless can reply to sure commands despite the fact that the corporate has claimed that it’s fully autonomous. Commands akin to “run” and “stop” will likely be heeded by the robotic cat as soon as it hears them, which to me, breaks the immersion just a little bit. The cat also responds to touch, so that you may give it head scratches and it’ll reply accordingly. It even performs and interacts with objects and animals in its surroundings, reminiscent of cat toys and even precise real cats!

Just take a look at those eyes staring again into your soul

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If customers need to get entry to the “cat” upon launch (March 2020), then they’d should fork out a minimum of $649 (RM2637.00) for it. A low quantity it’s definitely not.

What do you guys consider the MarsCat? Is this the future of family pets? Let us know within the comments under!