"Petimo" is an interactive robotic toy designed to protect children from potential risks in social networks and the virtual world and helps them to make a safely connected social networking environment. It adds a new physical dimension to social computing through physically touching the robots. This new dimension of authentication provides extra safety in making friends and this process updates a centralized database. The physical touch of robots will help prevent malevolent adult strangers being added as friends. Petimo can be connected to any social network and it provides safety and security for children.
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