JAPAN -- The latest household gadget, now being tested in Japan, is a self-propelled floor cleaner.
"Sure", you say, "they've got those now". Which is true, but this one has some extra features.
The cocorobo, a vacuum cleaning robot that engineers have tweaked with artificial intelligence functions.
It not only cleans the floor...but will watch Japanese game shows with you.
Well, maybe not,.
But the developer -- electronics maker sharp --says cocorobo can give the homeowner the latest the latest news, weather, and other information.