Apparently, things didn’t go so well with the Health/Food Advice Robot (gasp) so NEC was forced to rebadge the wide-eyed bot as the Partner-type Personal Robot, or PaPeRo. We saw the little guy on display at CeBIT and no doubt, he’s cute with a wide-range of sensors and image/speech processing capabilities. However, was it really necessary for PaPeRo to bust out it's ray gun and vaporize that little girl’s lolli while warbling “warning, gingivitis, warning…” Oh the humanity!


Live from CeBIT: NEC's PaPeRo robot for home