Nao the humanoid robot really, really wants us nerds to like him. Or, more accurately, Aldebaran Robotics wants us to really like him. That’s why they have him pandering to us with a scene from Star Wars.
Still, I have to admit that Nao delivers a powerful performance – especially when it comes to his R2-D2 impression. Of course, that’s kind of like Gary Busey playing a lunatic, but still… kudos. Outside of his skills as a thespian, Nao is also quite capable of learning and performing useful tasks for his owners. Nao has been in development for years now, but a commercial version is expected sometime next year. [Impress via Plastic Pals]