A pet robot toy can range from any number of animal replications: alligators, cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and iguanas. They can also be simply mechanical robots. The idea is it should be always relatively available to interact with as a pet would be in normal circumstances.
Because it’s a toy, the robot will have specific features that encourage you to interact or play with it. Most robot toys have software that allows you to control the mobile robot. You can direct it to go anywhere in your immediate space. Some pet robots come equipped with video cameras that can take photos or videos.
Robotic pets designed for therapy may also be considered toys for some children. They allow you to pet them as they come with a fur exterior. Many offer pet sounds as an additional feature. Cat robots purr and even perform cat-like motions.