Japan social media users baffled by DIY ‘sweeping robot cat’

A Japanese social media user shared a homemade furry "sweeping robot cat" in a tweet, leaving many exclaimed that it looks so creepy.  (Courtesy of @@sacocho/Twitter)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Many people have a sweeping robot at home to make cleaning more convenient and time-saving. When the robot is turned into a “sweeping robot cat,” however, not so many people may feel excited.  

A Japanese social media user recently shared a homemade furry “sweeping robot cat” in a tweet, leaving many exclaimed that it really looks creepy.  

A Japanese social media user shared a homemade furry “sweeping robot cat” in a tweet, leaving many exclaimed that it looks so creepy.  (Courtesy of @@sacocho/Twitter)

The Japanese Twitter user shared his robot cat made of wool felt on Monday.  

In the video, an all-white robot cat without legs is seen gliding towards the camera. Then, it stops and raises its head with watery eyes in front of the lens and starts meowing.

The social media user wrote: “As soon as I called it, it came right away.”  

The lifelike cat robot not only can naturally turn its head but also make sounds.  

When you look at it at first glance, it seems like a real cat though. 

Many called the sweeping robot cat a “little scary.” 

One said: “If you have a cat at home, he/she will be scared too.”  

Another commented: “I thought it was a cat hiding in the pile of marshmallows.”  

On the other hand, some said: “Sweeping robot cats are too cute” and “If you can’t keep a real cat, you can keep this one.”

This is not the first time the Twitter user has made a robot cat in Japan.  

He recently made a “two-headed robot cat,” named “Mary and Shirley,” which has been displayed in a JR station in Nishinomiya.