Paro the robo seal to star in his own movie

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Paul Miller
May 23, 2006 9:00 AM
Paro the robo seal to star in his own movie
We're not usually proponents of films with titles like "Mechanical Love," but we suppose we'll make an exception for an upcoming documentary starring a robotic seal. The movie features Paro, a therapeutic robo pet from Japan that has been named the world's most soothing robot by the Guinness Book of World Records. "Mechanical Love" might make movie history merely by not having its main robot character attempt world domination, and instead featuring Paro in his natural habitat: helping Alzheimer's patients and others in need of a furry friend at a nursing facility. We can't say it'll pack 'em into overpriced theater seats, but we're still excited for our robotic pals finally getting an even chance in the movies.

[Via Robot Gossip]
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