December 20, 2017
93-year-old Mary Derr holds her robot cat she calls “Buddy” as she talks to it in her home she shares with her daughter Jeanne Elliott in South Kingstown, R.I. Derr has mild dementia, and Elliott purchased a “Joy for All” robotic cat earlier this year to keep her mother company. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn’t need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses.