Humanoid robots are widely used as toys or for research and could be used for companionship. This is Nao (pronounced "now") by Aldeberan Robotics, which is used in education, such as the robocup robot soccer competition. It's 2 feet tall, weighs 30 pounds, and has cameras, microphones, and sensors. It can be programmed with C++, Python, or Java.
March 6, 2012 11:52 AM PST
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| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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