In 2017, we met quite a few robot helpers. In years past, a robot was something you'd find in a factory, an experimental device in a lab or a cool pipe dream at a trade show. This year, we finally saw a plethora of functioning humanoid robots actually designed for consumers. Take a look at these friendly faces and find out the ways a humanoid robot can help around the house.
Mayfield Robotics Kuri
With the personality of a Pixar character, Kuri can roam your halls on its wheels, and keep on eye on the kids and your pets with the security cams hidden behind its eyes.
It's due out this December, in the US only at first. Kuri will cost $800, which converts to roughly £600 and AU$1,000.
Jibo is a stationary bot that looks around with its animated eye. It can follow you as you move through a room, and look at you as you ask a question. Jibo reacts to touch as well, so go ahead and pet it if it gives a good answer to your question.
Jibo dances and shakes on its base, and its voice assistant will respond to your questions.
You can order a Jibo right now for a hefty $900 (roughly £690 or AU$1,170).
Ubtech Robotics Lynx
Like Jibo, Lynx can dance. Plus, this little guy can strike a pose and teach you yoga.
The Nano is due out very soon. Qihan hopes the product will be available in retail stores this year.
Plus, the Nano will come with Alexa built in to help it hit the ground running (or at least rolling) when it comes to understanding your voice commands.
This roaming robot won't come cheap. It'll retail for $2,800 (about £2,100, AU$3,600).
LG Hub Robot
Like Jibo, LG's Hub Robot can turn to face you and answer your questions. With Amazon's Alexa built in, the LG bot should be able to control your smart home as well as search the web and set a timer. Plus, it'll be able to control LG smart appliances.
LG's friendly helper doesn't have a price or release date yet.
Unlike the rest of the bots in this gallery, MoRo can both grasp and manipulate objects. Its price also stretches beyond what would be realistic for most consumers. MoRo (or mobile robot) from Ewaybot will cost an eye-popping $30,000 (roughly £23,000 and AU$39,000).