Welcome to Tokyo! Ceatec is Japan's biggest consumer electronics show, and a great glimpse at the future of consumer tech. It's also a great place to scope out some insane robots, like this giant dinosaur!
This is Bocco, a little 'bot intended for
preschoolers. The idea is that mom or dad can send a message to Bocco
that will play when the kids get home, and then kids can send a message
back by pressing a button on Bocco's belly.
Chapit has been around for a few years, but he's still on the expo circuit. The chill little guy can handle some home automation tasks -- air conditioning, lighting -- and automatically make adjustments based on who it recognizes and simple voice commands.