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For those who have everything: The robotic replacement for mom

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The robotic replacement for mom

If you were to stumble across the Sen.se Mother ($299) in a friend's home, "your first reaction might be to get creeped out," said Tim Moynihan at Wired. Billed as "like a mom, only better," this multipurpose monitor "looks like a little ghost with glowing LED eyeballs." But it can be a helpful companion. It collects data from up to 24 small sensors that can be tasked to track, say, how often a door opens, how well you sleep, or whether you've brushed your teeth. It can also prod you to meet your goals.