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Thomas StevensBy Thomas Stevens
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Thomas StevensBy Thomas Stevens
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$33,594
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16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 4 2019 4:27 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Aging usually comes with many downsides, including: apathy, depression, anxiety, loneliness, frustration, aggression, hallucinations and dementia. 

To improve the quality of life for seniors, it is essential for them to stay emotionally attached and socially engaged. While live animals can serve this role, that is not a safe or practical choice for everyone. 

Introducing the Tombot Puppy - a robotic companion animal designed to delight and improve the quality of life of adults, seniors, and anyone who cannot have a live pet.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of seniors for whom it is no longer practical or desirable to care for a live animal companion by providing an emotional attachment object that they are going to love. 

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Taking care of a pet can be hard for seniors who depend on others for their own daily affairs. When a live pet or emotional support animal is not safe or practical, Tombot can help!

Studies show that robotic animal companions can reduce the need for psychotropic & antipsychotic meds by helping to reduce dementia behaviors. Tombot’s robotic Puppies are an invaluable tool for increasing social engagement in the senior, and for redirecting “challenging" behaviors.




With the high–end functionality, professional realistic design and an affordable price, there are no other robots like Tombot Puppies in the market.



Tombot turned to the Hollywood animatronic community for help. After an extensive review, Tombot selected Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to provide the artistic design services for our prototype robots. For more than half a century, the Jim Henson name has been synonymous with the creation of expressive and enduring characters. Using groundbreaking technology, fabrics, and animatronic techniques, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop brought the Tombot Puppies to life with uniquely life-like expressions, behaviors, and quality.

Tombot’s Puppies are the first and only robots to successfully marry the very best computer and robotics technology with the awe-inspiring artistic creativity that only Jim Henson’s Creature Shop can provide.

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Interacting with the robot is easy and intuitive as the appearance, movements, expressions and feel of a live pet. The Puppy follows your voice commands and responds to your touch. Bed and blanket are sold separately (these will be available in the future).  






Most seniors with dementia no longer have the ability to purchase items for themselves. You can gift a Tombot robotic companion animal to your loved one knowing that it is scientifically designed to improve their quality of life. Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

The Tombot team believes Kickstarter is the right platform to launch and bring our idea to life because this is where innovative ideas are welcomed and where the status quo is challenged. Although this involves risks, we believe these risks are worth it and we believe that our backers will support Tombot as an innovative technology that will contribute to health and be good for everyone.

We understand that anxiety, depression, loneliness, mental disease, and chronic illness are very serious issues in the world today that touch most people’s lives at some point - especially for seniors. Because of this, we believe Tombot is useful to everyone who deals with these issues personally, either as a family member, as a doctor, or as a professional caregiver.

To offset the risks and challenges involved with creating Tombot, we developed and tested 5 generations of prototypes using state-of-the-art product materials. We also spent considerable time measuring the many scenarios and preferences of our users to ensure that the product will address their needs. We also have secured patents and are putting together manufacturing relationships to make sure we deliver Tombot to backers as quickly as possible.

When selecting the final supply chain, our goal is to minimize the chances of unforeseen production issues that sometimes happen. Our brand stands for quality - a promise from our brand owner to each and every customer who supports us and our mission to make companion animals more realistic and affordable for all.

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