Humanoid Robot in 2009
Hanson Robotics has created a character robot toy called Zeno. You can teach him about life and he will react to you — responding to things you do and say, as well as your emotions or moods. David Hanson, who received his Ph.D. in Robotics from the University of Texas at Dallas, was instrumental in Zeno’s creation.
Zeno’s look is apparently based on David Hanson’s son, Zeno. The robot will be available for sale in 2009 for only $300!