This Is What It Would Be Like To Have A Robot That Loves You

Feeling lonely?

Sometime in the future, a robot may be able to help you out.

In fact, if futurist designer Mac Funamizu has it his way, a little gadget called Marco will act as your own digital pet and even surprise you on your birthday.

Other than acting as your BFF, Marco could help you find your keys and other lost items, and help you keep tabs on your house.

Funamizu has a bunch of awesome work. Be sure to head on over to his blog to see more of his futuristic designs.

Meet Marco, the tiny robot that loves you.

With Marco, you can search for your lost items like keys, jewelry, or anything else.

You could program Marco to 'sniff' your car key in order to memorize it and later trace it if need be.

Once Marco finds your item, it will point it out to you using a laser pointer.

Marco moves his body to express how he's feeling. If you receive an angry email from your significant other, Marco will alert you with his body.

Just like a loyal dog, Marco will 'frantically welcome you' after a long absence.

Marco will also help you keep tabs on your home when you're away. He's even clever enough to answer questions like, 'Did I turn off the heater?'

You can also program Marco to play with your baby.

And even customise Marco to dance, do tricks, and other movements.

Marco's personality is up to you. You could program Marco to be aggressive, competitive, docile, etc.

Here are the full specs for this purely conceptual robot.

Now, check out this iWatch concept

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