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Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

Robots in all shapes and sizes are starting to work alongside people more closely than ever

  • The PR2 Robot from Willow Garage

  • Hitachi has revamped its Emiew 2 humanoid robot, designed to be an office helper, so that it can track the movements of people in crowded areas and avoid collisions.

  • NAO from Aldebaran Robotics is 58-cm tall

  • iRobot's Ava 500 robot (2)

  • iRobot's Ava 500 robot (1)

  • Unbounded Robotics' UBR-1 robot

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