Robotic rover

Yaeko Yamada, a patient at Ushibuse hospital, plays with her pet robotic dog in Shizuoka City, Japan, yesterday. Doctors at Ushibuse hospital have introduced the robotic dogs in the hope that the playful toys will reduce stress and give comfort to patients. The robotic dogs are installed with sensors and shake their paws when commanded.Apr 07, 2004

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