Paro has been certified “the world’s most therapeutic robot” by the Guinness Book of World Records, and is celebrating its 10th birthday this year with limited edition colors.
The robot, which was modeled after a baby harp seal, has totaled about 2,200 sales in its first decade (1,800 in Japan and about 400 in 30 other countries). Only about 200 units will feature the two new colors, “Charcoal” grey and “Sakura” pink. They retail for around 350,000 JPY ($4,500 USD), or about a thousand dollars more if you want a three year warranty.
[source: MyNavi News (JP)]