Fuji Soft Inc has published a couple of new videos of their educational humanoid robot platform, PALRO, demonstrating its ability to remember specific objects and places. In the first example, PALRO remembers a location and what it did there (in this case, dancing). In the second example, PALRO remembers the pink ball and asks to play with it.
PALRO has 20 degrees of freedom, and has an Intel Atom processor (Z530 1.6GHz), 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, a 4GB SSD, and has a variety of sensors including 8 pressure sensors in its feet, gyro sensors and accelerometers, distance sensors, and a 300K pixel CMOS camera. It is currently available to Japanese educational institutes for 298,000 JPY ($3,500 USD), making it one of the most affordable platforms in its size and spec range.
[source: PALROgarden @ YouTube]