If Shrek noticed Matebot, no quantity of sad-eyes might win him again to Puss in Boots’ aspect. Created by Shenzhen-based robotics firm Ekasbo, Matebot appears like a black and white cartoon cat and responds to your contact by wiggling its ears, altering the expression in its massive LED eyes and tilting its head.

Constructed with voice recognition, infrared expertise and 7 shifting elements, the Matebot is designed to function an interactive companion, together with for individuals who can’t maintain pets, creator Zhang Meng informed TechCrunch at Computex in Taiwan.

Met Matebot the cat robotic at the moment! pic.twitter.com/jJaa5EhKC8

— Computex Shu (@CatherineShu) Might 30, 2019

The Matebot is managed with a smartphone app and could be built-in with Android voice management programs. Its value begins at about four,999 yen or about $45 USD.