Since you're up, could you bring HRP-2 something from the fridge?

We've liked what we've seen so far from the Kawada's HRP bots, what with the dancing and the martial arts and the industrial capabilities, but their latest update for the HRP-2 has just vaulted the line from a life of menial tasks straight to middle management. The bot is now capable of accepting verbal commands to grab a drink from the fridge, but it would much rather delegate the task, which it can do equally as well. Sounds like this unit is gearing up for a life of 40 hour work weeks and a cushy pension, instead of the dancing ninja industrial bot we mistook it for.

[Via Robot Gossip]