Panasonic has announced that it will start mass production of the Nicobo companion robot in 2023. The robot was introduced a few years ago – and it even went on sale, but the series was limited.
Nicobo is a small “pet” that can move its body, wag its tail and change its facial expression. He cannot keep up a conversation but can make various sounds and repeat individual words.
“Pet” is positioned as a companion for the elderly or lonely people. How much the robot will cost and when it will go on sale is unknown. During the crowdfunding campaign, the robot cost approximately $300.