Japanese billionaire says ‘big potential’ for robot companions to make people happy

A Japanese billionaire who purchased a robotics startup that makes petlike companions predicts the machines may be the key in filling the void in human hearts.

Yusaku Maezawa, a 46-year-old who started Japan’s largest online fashion, announced last month that his investment fund bought Groove X, the creator of LOVOT companions, according to CNN Business, which said the terms of the deal are not publicly known.

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