Invasion of the (boring) robots

So many are on the market, but who cares?

There are so many robots coming onto the market nowadays--both serious and not--that it's getting tough to tell which ones are even worth mentioning.

The "Omnibot2007 i-SOBOT," slated to come out by year's end, is another example. Takara Tomy's latest entry can walk, dance and respond to voice commands, according to Akihabara News, but those functions are hardly groundbreaking as we've seen with other bots.

The one distinguishing feature may be its built-in camera and Wi-Fi connection, but even that has been done before. Which reminds us: We've got to get rid of that spy car our kids got for Christmas.

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