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Old 04-20-2020, 03:02 PM   #1
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Sony patents a cute robot for keeping you company while gaming on PS5

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Sony patents a cute robot for keeping you company while gaming



Sony has form for cute little robot companions, and it looks as though the tech company could be working on another invention specifically a gaming buddy robot that sits with you on the couch.

That's as per a newly published patent spotted by IGN and available to view at the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). We wouldn't pay too much attention to the accompanying sketches though, which are no doubt just a guide.

What we have here is a "feeling deduction unit" that will sense your feelings and react accordingly: cheering you on when you reach a new level, perhaps, and offering commiserations when you don't.


The thinking is that a joint gaming experience is more fun and more encouraging than a solo one, even when your partner is a robot made by Sony. This could even extend to watching movies as well as playing games, the patent says.

The filing explores the idea of tracking your heart rate and sweat rate to get an idea of how you're feeling. The robot will also be able to pick up on other prompts such as how kindly you talk to it.

As well as offering encouragement and companionship, the robot might also be able to play some games with you, and even push you to go to bed at a sensible hour. Overall wellbeing and health should be boosted as a result.

The patent leaves open the idea that the buddy could be a "pet-type robot" or a virtual avatar that only exists in the games you play. It might even end up being both.

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https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-...y-while-gaming
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Old 04-20-2020, 09:33 PM   #2
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Wow!

Takes "forever alone /cry" to new levels.

You know Sony, we already got cats and dogs!
This is way too japanese...
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Old 04-20-2020, 10:05 PM   #3
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I just noticed in that diagram, the tower thingy besides the TV, is that how the PS5 is going to look like?
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Old 04-20-2020, 11:18 PM   #4
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nah, that's the new Xbox!
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Old 04-21-2020, 10:21 AM   #5
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Such innovation

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