The 106-bed facility … features robot bears whose sole purpose is to watch over the elderly residents.

The fur-covered robotic assistant, simply known as Teddy, hides a microcomputer and a local network connection.
It is the latest in a series of companion robots … Previous efforts included cats and a surprisingly appealing wombat.

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  1. “Surprisingly Appealing Wombat” would be a great name for a band.

  2. The comments just did something really weird, anyway… Teddy looks a lot like the teddy bear from A.I. The bear was my favorite character from that movie and I remember thinking how cool it’d be to have one. Maybe I’ll get my wish.

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