Paro is a robotic baby harp seal designed as a therapeutic tool for use in hospitals and nursing homes. The robot is programmed to cry for attention and respond to its name. It includes an off switch.
Voice sampled from real baby harp seals. Covered with white antibacterial fur. Equipped with an internal heating system that keeps its body warm.
16 cm | 6.3 in
57 cm | 22.4 in
35 cm | 13.8 in
2.7 kg | 6 lb
N/A km/h | N/A mph
Light sensor, temperature sensor, tactile sensors (body and whiskers), microphone array.
Nickel-metal hydride battery, 1.5 hour of operation
Two 32-bit RISC processors
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
7 (Neck: 2 DoF; Flipper: 1 DoF x 2; Tail: 1 DoF; Eyelid: 1 DoF x 2)
Plastic skeleton and body covered with soft white fur.