Heya everyone. I love reading articles and I saw This One. Reading it I noticed they picked the wrong science fiction to relate the technology to and responded in the comments at the bottom. One of their guys responded and they have now added my reference to the bottom of the article. GLEEE.
If you can't read it, it says,
"In Anne McCaffrey's book The Rowan, the Rowan was given a teddy bear complete with sensors, cameras, and feedback to monitor the child during all hours of the day. It was meant as a psychological/mental/comfort all in one device."
(Brandon 8/2/2006 9:48:25 AM)
"Brandon - Great reference - I've added it under Purza the Pukha. Since the Huggable robot is really not capable of walking around, Purza is probably an even closer reference."
(Chief Technovelgist 8/2/2006 12:35:16 PM)
I respond to all sorts of articles but I have never gotten a response back before. This makes me happy :).