CHIP for adults too? What's your opinion?

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Samuel9
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CHIP for adults too? What's your opinion?

I'm wondering if CHIP (and other robots) can be used for adults as well (although it's targeted towards a very young audience).I mean maybe someone wants a real pet but is unable to due to many different reasons. It's sad that robots and virtual pets are seen as "kids toys", they should be seen as a great alternative, not only for kids but for everyone. It's nothing childish or something to laugh at. I know that robots/virtual pet are computers and that they can't compare to a real pet because they are more restricted by programming obviously.In elderly homes, robot pets with "fur" are helping people with Alzheimer's Disease to feel happy.