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]

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