"A French start-up aiming to create affordable, programmable,
autonomous humanoid robots has published several videos of a
prototype. In one video, Aldebaran's 'Nao' bot waves
enthusiastically to the camera, wishing viewers a happy new year
and promising to 'see you soon,' in French-accented English.
"Aldebaran was founded in early 2005, and emerged from stealth
mode last July, when it first revealed sketches of the Nao design.
The company hopes to bring many of the capabilities of academic and
industrial-grade robotics to consumers and robot hobbyists..."