Robot Pets are making a return in today’s digital and technological era, finding application and significance in the life of children, adults, and the elderly. We’ve always known that pets were considered man’s best friends, and recent developments and innovations have allowed tech professionals and experts to create an artificially intelligent machine to substitute real-life pets.
Robot pets have been the subject of several health and wellness studies, found to be reliable companions for persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. They are particularly helpful for elderly people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and depression, with studies showing that senior adults who had interactions with robot pets developed an improved outlook on life and a more positive mindset.
Requiring little to no maintenance and responsibility, robot pets are able to provide people from all walks of life a sense of companionship, reduced loneliness, and a positive impact on well-being. This is why robotic engineer Sota Takahashi and his wife Linda Takahashi started Robot Pet Friends.
Robot Pet Friends is your go-to resource for valuable information about robot pets in the form of guides, blogs, and news. We provide you with everything you need to know to help you make good purchasing decisions for your next life companion.
About the Authors
Sota Takahashi is a Japanese-born electrical engineer. At the age of 18, he moved to Seattle and completed his Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Being a fan of all things tech, he channels his geeky side through this website, and with his wife Linda, shares knowledge about robot pets and how they can be lifelong and advantageous companions for both children and the elderly.
Linda Johnson Takahashi
American-born New Yorker Linda Johnson Takahashi has been fascinated with robotic machines since she was a teenager, when her father, a surgeon, would introduce to her the machines that he used to perform keyhole surgeries. This interest led her to pursue a tech degree at the University of Washington, where she met Sota Takahashi. They married and now have two children.
Linda’s father developed dementia later on and was given a robot pet as a companion. She saw how much having a robot pet friend helped her father, which is what led her to create this website and advocate to spread word about robot pets and how they can help both children and the elderly.