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Mechanical Love

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 19 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Phie Ambo


Hiroshi Ishiguro is a scientist and engineer specializing in robotics who is working to expand the boundaries of how robots can be used in daily life. Ishiguro and his team have created a mechanical pet called the Paro which resembles a baby seal that they've placed with people dealing with autism or Alzheimer's disease. The artificial critter provides companionship for people who might otherwise be unable to handle the challenges of dealing with a pet, and filmmaker Phie Ambo profiles several people who...more