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  Robotic teddies for children in hospital
Updated 24 September 2002, 11.11

Children who feel lonely in hospital could soon find themselves with a new robotic teddy bear to keep them company.

The electronic bear can move his eyes, nose and ears at the moment.

But Robonetics from Belgium hope that soon they'll be able to develop a bear that can walk, talk and show feelings.

Different personalities

The cuddly bear called Anty, has been developed so that children who are in hospital for a long time don't get lonely when their parents leave at the end of a day.

In the future the company hope that Anty will be able to develop different personalities too, so kids don't get bored with him.

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