New robot technology that is not originated from Japan, Nao – the emotional robot, has been designed and made by a team from various European countries including France, Denmark, etc that was lead by University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Nao robot has the capability to interact with human emotions and would show feelings and emotions that resemble a one year old toddler. You could express emotions of sadness, fear, pride and joy using his physical movements, gestures and postures rather than a facial or verbal expression.
Nao the emotional robot is equipped with various cameras, sensors, speech recognition systems, etc. More over, user could program Nao with a different kind of personalities. No details on technical specifications and pricing yet.