But will it bring me a beer on a tray?

Meet PaPeRo!


This robot by NEC is currently only available in Japan, but the company is using CES to test the waters on bringing him here. He is billed as a “communications robot.”

Like an Anybot, you can connect to him remotely and see what he sees. You can speak into your device and your voice will be broadcast by PaPeRo. Here are some more cool features:
– speech recognition and speech synthesis
– face recognition (detection, identification, tracking)
– remote control
– autonymous movement and self-charge

I’m a fan of that last part. If his batteries are running low after a day of wandering the house, he’ll just go back to his charger and charge himself back up ala Aibo.