Robots walk, talk, brew beer and take over CES tech show

Robots walk, talk, brew beer and take over CES tech show
AvatarMind has developed service robots like iPal which is based on artificial intelligence, motion control, sensors and power management, and created iPal to deliver on that vision with multiple applications for friendly, fun and functional robot assistants, shown at CES International Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. Designed for child education and elder care, iPal is a fully functional humanoid robot with a friendly, playful demeanor, as iPal runs on the Android operating system with extensions for motion, sensor and natural language conversation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robots that walk, talk, brew beer and play ping pong have taken over the CES gadget show in Las Vegas again.

Just don’t expect to find one in your home any time soon.

Most home robot ventures have failed, in part because they’re so difficult and expensive to design, says venture capitalist Bilal Zuberi. But robots with more focused missions such as mowing the lawn stand a better chance.

At CES, the robots on display did everything from keeping your pets company to watching over seniors and delivering interoffice mail.