It is well known that the Japanese are crazy about robots. The latest is called ApriPetit and he comes from research labs of Toshiba, the country of the Rising Sun. This robot small dimensions (150 mm x 100 mm x 105 mm) has two eyes can follow a subject's eyes and recognize a face.
ApriPetit can understand and respond to orders of his "master" through a combination of two programs: recognition and speech synthesis. No precise functionality has yet been announced, but we imagine this robot can monitor a room or other home automation services. The site also announces Japanese Robonable opportunities in the health field, especially to keep an eye on a remote person, for example.