Japanese Humanoid HRP-2 Promet is apparently currently positioned as domestic helper. Sure, I am all for a 154 cm tall Anime character roam my house and bring me beer.
HRP-2 understands voice commands like "turn on the TV" and “get juice from the fridge” - What?, No beer?
The Japanese National Technology Institute and Kawada Industries study with the HRP-2 how robots can join the human society. Little tip: change his looks to that of the Actroid robot. More details on Kawada HRP-2 site and in this AP story on Yahoo.
In related news, Sony stopped making robots.
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