Thursday, 24 January 2019

A girl carries a Groove X's Lovot at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018. The Lovot, an amalgam of "love" and "robot", cannot help with the housework but it will "draw out your ability to love," Groove X founder and CEO Kaname Hayashi told reporters at the launch in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman calls up GROOVE X's new home robot LOVOT at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018. apanese startup Groove X, founded by an alumni of SoftBank Group Corp's robotics unit, unveiled its first creation on Tuesday - a companion robot designed to make users happy. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman holds up Groove X's Lovot at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018. The Lovot will compete with Sony Corp's AI-powered robot dog Aibo, revived last year more than a decade after it ceased production. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man and woman dress Groove X's Lovot at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Children pose with Groove X's Lovot at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Groove X's Lovot robots are displayed with charging dock at demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan, December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon