The foot tall white plastic robot dog is the brainchild of industrial design graduate student Zhang Jianming.

He hopes it will provide good company to the growing number of people living alone in China and his project is supported by a panel of big-name companies.

It can monitor your life signs, receive deliveries while you’re out and mimic all the pros and cons of having a real dog for city living singles.

The 3D-printed pseudo canine took Central Academy of Fine Arts student Zhang just 50 days to prototype and his friend a couple of days to code.

With a bit of help from a federation of big businesses.

Future Labs (睡前带你看未来 “Showing you the future before you sleep” or 睡前 for short) aims to provide a platform for young people to develop technologies that “bring value”.

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