It’s Sunday morning in downtown Fresno, and a classroom full of 10-year olds is about to meet an important visitor: a 2-foot-tall, red and white robot.
“Hello, my name is NAO,” says the robot, standing up on a table.
He looks like a mix between a Transformer and a Power Ranger: big head, square shoulders, and what looks like thick gloves and boots. He can wave his arms, walk, dance, and blink his eyes—just like a tiny human.
“I can recognize your face, answer questions, and even play soccer like a pro,” he continues.