PARO is an advanced interactive robot which provides psychological and social effects to human beings through physical interaction. It been designed to look like a baby seal, which is a non-familiar animal. People can accept PARO easily without their preconception. Covered in artificial antibiotic fur, it features a hard inner skeleton under which are dual processors that control proprietary software for behavior generation and voice recognition systems. The built-in intelligence provides psychological, physiological, and social effects through physical interaction with human beings. PARO is a FDA approved medical equipment.