Ah yes, we are getting closer. I can’t wait till we have a humanoid robot that can really do some serious chores around the house rather than annoy the heck out of us with their loud awkward movements and blinking lights. I had once gotten a robotic dog thinking it could satisfy my desire for a furry animal in my no-pets-allowed apartment. I actually convinced my roommate to pay half for it and I still feel guilty today. What a waste of money. So, without having tested this Nuvo myself, I am hesitant to make judgement. But at a price tag of $7000, it had better be some good sh*t.
It is designed to be a helper and companion and reacts well to conversational speech. The main selling point for this first batch of Nuvos is the ability to control it via your cell phone. It can function as a baby monitoring or security device by relaying photographs to cell phones with internet access. Due out next year will be a Nuvo version hat can read appointments from a programmable calendar and recite emails, traffic reports, and news headlines downloaded from the Internet.