The future, it is here. And it is standing under your balcony.
If you need something rather than someone to love, meet Romeo. The humanoid robot will fetch you meals and take out garbage and “act as a loyal companion.” And it will love you! He will love you the way only a dwarf robot can!
And he has a partially soft torso – so you can hug him.
According to Bruno Maisonnier, founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics, “we want people to interact with Romeo using just natural speech and gestures.” He comes on the market March of 2011, and is designed primarily for the elderly or people with disabilities. Or everyone. If you can just get him to buy your Christmas presents, he could replace your cookie husband. – TheNextWeb