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Pet-like robots are attracting attention in Japan as companions for people spending time at home amid the spread of coronavirus infections.

Some such robots, which are designed to comfort and relax users but do not have specific functions to help them, have been sent to care facilities to alleviate the loneliness of residents who have less in-person contact than before due to the pandemic.

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