This strange 4-eyed creation is T-Rot (Thinking Robot), an intelligent service robot. Based on its surroundings, it can plan tasks and execute behaviors such as navigation or manipulation. Furthermore, T-Rot has object, face, speech and gesture recognition capabilities enabling it to react to a person’s commands.
T-Rot gets around on wheels, using infra-red and laser range finder sensors to avoid bumping into things. CIR has demonstrated its ability to locate and pick up objects using its three-fingered hands at a juice-bar installation where it could grasp a cup, take it to a juice dispenser, and fill the glass before returning to the awaiting customer.
South Korean companies have already deployed similar service robots in airports (i-Maro) and in select post offices (Ubiquitous Robot Companions). It seems as though CIR is working on the follow-up to T-Rot in the form of a similar robot called CIROS.