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Japanese Startup GROOVE X Goes Viral as Teaser for LOVOT Robot

GROOVE X is teasing its LOVOT companion robots that are scheduled to be released in 2019. GROOVE X says its goal is to create companion robots that provide emotional support through AI-driven interactions.
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