An example of a companion robot possessing human-like dexterity, Morphy follows and kicks a ball.
University of Washington computer scientists programmed a metal robot named Morphy with human-like movements to see if 18-month-olds would interact with it. Researchers say companion robots like Morphy will need to interact in fundamentally human ways to be accepted by humans. This video provides a good illustration of the robot's dexterity as it follows and kicks a ball.
Credit: Rawichote Chalodhorn, University of Washington