The CES “booth babes” may largely be a thing of the past, and in 2019, cute-as-heck robots have seemingly replaced them, dominating the show floor.
Among the cute robots of CES are Sony’s very good (and very expensive) robo-pup, Aibo, and the doe-eyed, sloth-like Lovot Groove X, which you can see in a video below. But as many of CES 2019’s most adorable bots illustrate, robo-cuteness is more than just an aesthetics trend — it’s a prediction.
Global population growth and aging demographics suggest that at some point, certain healthcare responsibilities will inevitably fall to robots. By 2050, the 65 and older crowd is projected to make up over 20 percent of the U.S. population, while Africa’s population is expected to double to two billion. Care-taking needs on both sides of the spectrum will ultimately outstrip human capabilities. Read More... For CES 2019's Cutest Robots, Being Adorable Is Fundamental