No, I did not make this up. There is such an animal. Well, it’s not actually an animal it’s more like a human and its purpose is to entertain and care for a cat in your absence.
The robot is designed to keep your cat company, record and report the cat’s activities for you, offer entertainment for the cat, and even feed her. There are only a few things the robot doesn’t do–pet the cat and clean the litter box.
But believe it or not there are more than one of these inventions. Here are a couple of sites featuring mechanical cat sitters. And surprisingly, they aren’t that expensive. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hholove/o-sitter-smart-companion-robot-for-cats