Animal therapy
is nothing new in the medical community–it’s been proven to aid in mental and social stimulation among sick and elderly patients–but can a robotic animal actually improve anyone’s quality of life? Paro, the folks behind these adorable baby seal robots (also named Paro), say yes! They believe their pacifier-toting seals-bots can be just as effective in patient healing as any live animal–without requiring any cleanup, feeding, or upkeep. It’s pretty brilliant, if you ask us.