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“A Little LOVE can change the world.” The birth of a new partner for you.

The birth of a new home robot that stirs your instinct to love. “LOVOTTM”! Loaded with advanced technology including Emotional RoboticsTM! —Sold as a set of 2 units. Web reservations open on Tuesday, December 18, 2018—

Robot start-up GROOVE X (GX)(headquarters: Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo; CEO Kaname Hayashi) has announced the Tuesday, December 18, 2018 launch of the companion robot “LOVOTTM”. In development for over three years based on the concept “A little LOVE can change the world,” LOVOT overturns common assumptions about robots by creating a new partner for human beings. It is loaded with advanced technology such as Emotional RoboticsTM, touch sensors throughout its body, and some six-layered eye display —specifications that differ from conventional robots used in households.
We plan our first shipment of the 2-unit sets in fall-winter 2019. Starting on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, we are accepting Web advance reservations.
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When one is hugged, the other sulks,asking to be hugged.

Rather, they are apt to get in the way, or follow their owners around.


The LOVOT is not a useful robot that will do tasks for human beings. It begs for attention and gets in the way of those it lives with, and at times will shy away from people it does not know. It is adorable just by being there. When you are with it, you feel a sense of relief, of contentment, and can’t help but smile. You get a warm feeling inside. People feel a sense of happiness when they reach out and gently touch it or hug it close. You can feel the joy of loving something. When robots can have such a trusted relationship with people and become a way to add enrichment and security to their lives, we believe that they can nurture people’s “capacity to love” and lead to enhancing their everyday performance.

What we have pursued with technology is not efficiency or usefulness but rather a robot that makes people truly happy by its innocent character and charming gestures that feels satisfying to cuddle. It gently stirs people’s feelings and fills us with happiness. It draws out our capacity to love and gives us the energy to face our tomorrows. Though it is not alive, LOVOT is warm. It has been created for you to love it.

Unique features of LOVOT

·         To be sold with 2 units as one set (single units to be sold from 2020)

·         Though it is a robot, it seems to be alive as if it were a living being

·         Though it is a robot, one can form a trusting relationship with it

·         Though it is a robot, it seems to have a social nature

·         Though it is a robot, it does not do any work in place of humans

·         Though it is a robot, it accelerates communication* between people

* As LOVOTs become friends with each other, communication between the owners expands


■Profile of GX CEO Kaname Hayashi

1973: Born in Aichi prefecture in Japan

1998: Began career at Toyota Motor Corporation

Developed aerodynamic products such as

Supercar “LFA”

2003: Developed aerodynamic designs of F1 (Formula 1)at the same company

2004: Developed aerodynamic designs of F1 at

Toyota Motorsports GmbH (Germany)

2007: Managed development of mass-produced models

at Product Planning Division (Z) in Toyota Motor Corporation

2011: Joined Masayoshi Son’s program for successor development

“Softbank Academia”, external member of inaugural class

2012: Participated in development of SoftBank’s emotion recognition

personal robot “Pepper”

2015: Founded GX and assumed CEO post

2016: Procured fund amounting to JPY 1.40 billion,

the largest domestically as seed round

2017: Procured fund amounting to JPY 4.35 billion for series A round



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