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Hugvie: a Huggable Robotic Pillow-Phone

This is for all the lonely people; thinking that life has passed them by‘. Oh, sorry. I was momentarily distracted by the brilliant absurdity of Hugvie, the huggable robotic pillow-phone, which was invented in Japan (of all places) by the esteemed Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. It works by imitating the heatbeat of a human, and adding in vibrators to create the sensation of a living, breathing friend. When hooked up to your mobile phone, you can receive real hugs as you chat, the intensity of which is determined by the tone of the conversation. Mystified? So are we. But we’ll happily take three of them to test.

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