Our Future Pets May be Plastic and Metal Instead of Flesh and Blood

Robotic dogs and cats have garnered the love and attention of owners around the world, and are increasingly used for therapy purposes. What does our connection with these robots tell us about ourselves, and what could replacing living animals with robots do to humans?

The Perfect Pet

The Aibo is the perfect family dog. It’s attentive and engages eagerly with its owners, happy to follow wherever you go. It never makes a mess in the house. It sings and dances on request, and even greets you with a pleasant “good morning.”

That’s because the Aibo isn’t some exotic breed; it’s a type of robotic dog, manufactured by Sony. Read the whole story: futurism.com