A Robot That Could One Day Replace Medications for Sleeping

The robot is peanut-shaped and features a secret mechanism that’s supposed to simulate the expansion and contraction of breath in the robot. According to its creators, people who hold the robot up against their body soon fall into the same soothing breathing rhythm of the robot, which should help them relax and fall asleep. So instead of going for medication that can lead to addiction, this robot could be the next big thing on helping people with insomnia.