Oh, my, this is a sad robot. It's a robotic plant, and all it does is nod at you when you talk to it. Apparently designed for the loneliest people on the planet, it provides as much comfort as an inanimate object designed to move up and down automatically can provide. It makes me sad to even think about some poor shut-in using this. [BBC via TokyoMango]
I talk to my houseplants all the time, especially when I water them (I touch them too). None of them nod at me, but they're growing like weeds. ;)
It is sort of sad that they need robotic plants though, when a real plant would enrich a persons life so much more and is a great hobby that even shut ins can do.