CES 2011 – Can Robots Replace the Family Pet?

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We have 3 boys, so most of the time it kind of feels like we have a few dozen pets.We have a few frogs in a sealed aquarium but we know that it’s only a matter of time before they start asking for a warm-blooded pet. My husband, being the tech-geek that he is, insists that in 10 years all pets will be robotic. While a Jetsons-esque world (complete with robotic maid) sounds appealing in many ways, I’m not convinced that robots will ever replace the family pet.