El-E Robot

 - Mar 12, 2008
References: physorg
This is my kind of robot, not something that will take over our civilization and kill humans, just a robot to serve me and say cool catchphrases (such as "Bob is your uncle!") when it gets the job done. El-E is is not designed to behave like a human; rather, its aim and focus is interacting with us and grabs stuff you point at with a laser. The robot, which is developed by Georgia Tech and Emory universities was unveiled at an Amsterdam conference and will be tested this summer in a real-world setting involving patients with a degenerative disease.

To command the El-E, you point a laser at something for a few seconds. The robot then responds with a beep and then zeros in on the target, grabs the object and returns when the laser is pointed at the user's feet. It looks for a human face before handing over what it grabbed.