Interactive robot bear makes Spielberg's A.I. companion REAL

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Dec 14, 2012

Fujitsu has just taken the wraps off its latest robotic wonder, a "social robot" bear that is probably the closest we've ever come in reality to that adorably grumpy robot pal from Spielberg's movie A.I.

The robot can respond to human interactions with a set of 300 preprogrammed physical and audio reactions, and it's equipped with a camera in its nose for face and gesture recognition. Fujitsu hopes to place the robot in nursing homes as an interactive comfort aid.

You can see video of the still-unnamed robot bear in action below.

(originally published in DVICE)