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2017

2022

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Dog, Joy for All Companion Pets

This is a Dog. It was designed by Hasbro. Its medium is plastic, metal, vinyl, polypropylene, felt.

Robot pets are therapeutic devices for people with dementia and autism. These lifelike companion pets feel, sound, and move like animals and are responsive to petting and hugs. When cuddled, the emotional connection made with such soft toys unlocks feelings of security and affection, helping to alleviate bouts of loneliness and isolation. They also help connect people, such as grandchildren and grandparents.

This object was donated by Hasbro. It is credited Gift of Hasbro's Joy for All Companion Pets.

Our curators have highlighted 11 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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  • H x W: 45.7 × 45.7 cm (18 × 18 in.).
  • Lent by Lauren Lee.
  • 71.2017.6
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  • injection-molded abs(hips), wood (mdf), electronic components.
  • Gift of The Alzheimer's Store.
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  • Portable Garden, 2016
  • H x W x D: 81.3 × 61 × 61 cm (32 × 24 × 24 in.).
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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22.9 × 21.3 × 21.3 cm (9 in. × 8 3/8 in. × 8 3/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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