Robots in the Home

BBC Select -- Apr 06
Could robot pets replace dogs or cats in the family home? In this clip from Japan with Sue Perkins, Sue meets a Japanese family that have incorporated a number of robots in to their everyday lives and treat their robots like members of the family.
From Toto, a Sony Aibo robot dog to Pepper the robot who helps the kids with homework including violin practice and book reading. There's even a robotic cushion on the sofa!