A robot that serves dinner and does the dishes? Yes, please!

This is Intel's HERB, or the Home Exploring Robot Butler. It can explore our home any time, because it's got the skills to pay the bills: it'll serve dinner, clear the table and even do the dishes.

Of course, there's always a catch with robots that make these kind of promises. HERB's a little too slow for prime time, though it can visually identify things which its human masters may want. It can grab it and offer it to you, and, when you put out your hand, release it. If this thing teamed up with this beer-fetching robotic duo, we'd never have to get off the sofa again!

Check out HERB in action in the video below.

Via Fast Company