At an NEC event in Sydney recently, the electronics giant was showing off some of its latest technologies, which included a robot called PaPeRo.
PaPeRo is a robot designed for the family home. Its body houses voice and face recognition technology, which is powered by an Intel Pentium M 1.6MHz processor with a 40GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM. It also includes a built-in mobile phone.
The robot has been in development for around 10 years but the electronics giant has not yet set a date to commence mass production.
In this 1:43 video, after a slow start, PaPeRo demonstrates an understanding for basic commands and responds when asked to mimic a microwave oven ... and then a train.