A couple of years ago we introduced you to a concept humanoid robot from France called Romeo. Now that concept has finally been turned into a working prototype, and it's making its first robo-baby steps into our hearts...sort of.
Designed to serve as a helper robot for the elderly, the project is budgeted for about $13 million and hopes to ultimately enable Romeo to handle keys, grasp drinking glasses and open and close doors for its human masters. So far it looks like Project Romeo still has some way to go as it doesn't display the ability to walk, and it has a voice that is about as comforting as HAL 9000 on a bad day. You can see Romeo in action in the video below.
Via Plastic Pals