Robots may one day be "your plastic pal who's fun to be with" but today they're doing vital radiation-zone tasks, tweeting from space and prepping to assist soldiers, to dance, and to fold your sheets.
Keepon may be the cutest robot you'll ever see. Until now he's been a $30,000 research device, intended for academics and medics who use the bot in therapy sessions. But soon a $40 consumer model will hit, to help fund the research edition.
Japan's AIST has impressed us before with its android robots, but this new video of gynoid HPR4C is enough to...well, seriously give us the shivers. She's dancing, and if you squint, you'd almost mistake her for a real girl.