iRobiQ is a small nanny robot that now sports California-based Evolution Robotics’ ViPR vision technology. With this enhancement, iRobiQ can see people better and interact with them in typical human environments.
iRobiQ can read a story book to your child, even if your child refuses to surrender the book, and iRobiQ is forced to read it upside down.
(iRobiQ robot nanny video)
Perhaps one day our children's children will wonder, as did little Bobby and little Jean, whether there was ever a time before Nanny robots:
"Are Nannies born? Were there always Nannies?" Bobby had begun to conjecture on ultimate cosmic mysteries. "Maybe there was a time before there were Nannies. I wonder what the world was like in the days before Nannies lived."
"Of course there were always Nannies," Jean said impatiently. "If there weren't, where did they come from?"
(Read more about Philip K. Dick's Nanny robot)