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How Durable are Robot Pets?


When buying robot pets, one expects that the model will last them long, if not a lifetime. After all, robot pets are often bought as companions and it would be a shame to only have them for a while due to issues of longevity and robustness.

Whether they are priced cheap or expensive, one uses their hard-earned money to purchase these robot pets so it’s only right to question their durability and longevity to get the most out of them. With that said, let’s find out how strong and reliable robot pets are by looking into the three main factors that influence such: material, design, and brand reputation.


The quality and type of materials used to create the robot pet will play a major part in its durability and longevity. The material should be able to withstand rough play, safe enough for it to be non-toxic, and can be easily cleaned to maintain its appearance. Below are some of the materials often used in robot pets and how they might influence their robustness and lifespan.


Robot pets made out of plastic have an average lifespan of 6 months but with proper care can last up to 10 months. After such, one can expect that the robot pet may start to show signs of wear and tear. However, the robot pet may continue to function provided that no major damages occurred.

The reason for the short product lifespan is plastic robot pets often get thrown around and are used for rough play. Although plastic makes them durable, the lightweight and ‘cheap’ feel makes them more prone to getting tossed around, nipped, and dropped.


Robot pets made out of metal material can last for years. Aside from the metal providing a more realistic feel and heavier weight, it also keeps the robot pet strong, durable, and safe from quick breakage.

Rubber and Silicone

Robot pets made out of rubber and silicone may last a year or two depending on how well they are taken care of. These materials offer grip and protection from quick breakage, sudden drops, and rough play. However, they can also disintegrate, especially if not cleaned properly.

High-tech Materials

Robot pets made out of high-tech materials such as carbon fiber or titanium alloy sheet metal can last for a long time. Even with a lot of rough play, getting thrown around, and accidental drops, these robot pets can come out unscathed. Just make sure that no internal damages occur so they may continue to function properly.


How Durable are Robot Pets?

As much as possible, robot pets are designed to be lifelike and close to their real-life counterparts. With that, their designs from one another are different and so are their functions. Certain robot pets may be designed for rough play while some are more suited as companions that sit on the owner’s lap. The varied designs then contribute to how durable and long the robot pets can last.

Brand Reputation

How Durable are Robot Pets?

More often than not, the best robot pets come from brands that are reputable and well-known. Creating robot pets, especially advanced ones, does not come cheap and easy, which is why brands that get them right are well-known and trusted.

A lot of research goes through creating robot pets, especially those designed for healthcare. Thus, funding is needed, which most reputable brands already have.

Final Note

Factors such as material, design, and brand reputation all play their parts in the durability and longevity of robot pets. However, it also goes without saying that how an owner uses, plays, and takes care of the robot pet will also influence its lifespan. Nevertheless, opt for high-quality robot pets to ensure that they will be long-lasting companions.

Sota Takahashi

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.

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