NEC is working hard on developing a personal robot that provides truly friendly means of communicating in the information age.
R100 is a prototype robot developed at NEC’s Central Research Laboratories. Using visual recognition, voice recognition, mechatronics and Internet communication technologies, the robot can recognize individual faces, understand verbal commands, and move smoothly around the home, avoiding such obstacles as tables and chairs.
What does it do?
Equipped with cameras and microphones, the R100 can even record video messeages and replay video messages on the TV.