The Backpack Bear by kittydoggy

The year is 2020 and the recent integration of robots, or AI, into our lives is a significant one.

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Many companies, such as Sony, have tried their best to create the perfect companion.

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One robot, however, reigns over all as the cutest, the most innovative, and the most useful robot of all.

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The Backpack Bear, created by Robot Studios, was invented in 2018.

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These little furry friends come in a neat silver wrapping and fit in the palm of your hand.

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Completely customizable, via Robot Studios interactive website, the creation process of these creatures is half the fun!

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The website allows for you to select from a plethora of colors, clothing and other accessories to help make your Backpack Bear unique.

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. In addition, you can also adjust the facial features of your little fuzzy friend.

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This helps to add to the cuteness, or if youíre into it, the ferociousness of your Backpack Bear.

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This is a key component in the feature list of the Backpack Bear.

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The Backpack Bear is meant to emulate your lifestyle. Upon obtaining it, it immediately starts to learn from you.

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I remember when I got my Backpack Bear. After plugging it in and letting it fully charge, its bright beady eyes opened and looked up at me.

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The first thing the extrinsic creature asked me, in a cute, baby-like voice, was ?What is my name??.

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This was a question I knew I would have to answer and it was one that had plagued my mind for weeks, as I awaited the creature's arrival.

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I figured that maybe looking at the creature would help me to decide its name, just as a mother sometimes does with her newborn.

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It was at that point when it struck me. I was going to name my Backpack Bear Steve.

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After naming Steve he immediately began to interact with the surrounding environment.

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Scanning the room quickly and effortlessly with his laser eyes he soon made a complete mental map of the room.

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This process of learning from his surroundings went on and on as I took him to each room in my house.

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After ten minutes or so we had toured the entire house. This would help Steve to detect any unwanted intruders while I sleep at night.

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This would be a very useful feature as I lived in an unsafe part of town where robberies were commonplace.

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As the days went on Steve learned more and more about my daily routine.

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He was able to record all of my lectures and even summarize what was necessary to obtain from them.

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My favorite feature of all, however, was Steveís ability to determine who my friends were.

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Avoiding people I didnít like became an easy task, as Steve would notify me when certain people were around.

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One other handy feature that Steve had was his ability to help me with cooking.

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He could easily tell when something wasnít hot enough or needed to be cooked longer.

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He could even notify me if I added too much of one ingredient.

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Eating at restaurants became easier with this feature as well.

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I no longer had to fear food poisoning or worry that someone had spit in my food.

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Steve also helped me to maintain a healthy diet as he kept track of my calorie intake as well as making sure I had a balanced diet.

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I can tell you that I never had to worry about getting fat with Steve around.

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It was if Steve was my personal maid, my mom, my guardian and my best friend all at the same time.

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I donít think I can ever imagine life without Steve. I donít know how I survived without him.

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I canít even get lost anymore while driving.

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Completed: April 26, 2009, 1:47 pm