About 1 in 5 people worldwide suffer from apathy, depression, anxiety, loneliness, frustration, aggression, hallucinations or dementia.
To improve the quality of life for people with health problems, 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 Tombot - a robotic companion animal designed to delight and improve the quality of life for anyone who cannot have a live pet.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals for whom it is no longer practical or desirable to care for a live pet or emotional support animal (ESA).
Taking care of a pet can be hard for people 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 emotional support animals are an invaluable tool for increasing social engagement, and for redirecting “challenging" behaviors.
With the high–end functionality, professional realistic design and an affordable price, there are no other robots like Tombot 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 to life with uniquely life-like expressions, behaviors, and quality.
Tombot is the first and only robot 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.
Interacting with Tombot is easy and intuitive as the appearance, movements, expressions and feel of a live pet. The robot follows your voice commands and responds to your touch. Bed and blanket are sold separately (these will be available in the future).
Many people with health problems 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.
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. 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 robotic emotional support animals more realistic and affordable for all.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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