Robo-cat designed to soothe aged

Researchers looking to add features to do simple tasks

Posted: December 24, 2017 at 1 a.m.

In this Friday Dec. 1, 2017, photo, 93-year-old Mary Derr sits with her robot cat she calls "Buddy" in her home she shares with her daughter Jeanne Elliott in South Kingstown, R.I. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn't need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses.

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