Theresa McDaniel, 84, gives a robotic pet named Paro a kiss at the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, Calif. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Paro is a
Theresa McDaniel, 84, gives a robotic pet named Paro a kiss at the Sunny View Retirement Community in Cupertino, Calif. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Paro is a therapeutic device designed for elderly residents of convalescent homes to encourage stimulation and interaction. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group) ( Gary Reyes )