Simon the Robot made its first appearance during The Atlanta Conference on Human-Computer Interactions.
Simon is the result of 3 years of research on Technology institute of Georgia.
The prototype understands what is being said (voice recognition) and has a OpenCV [Open Source Computer Vision] for facial recognition.
The idea behind Simon is to build robots that can learn from each other without pre-programmed tasks, and they can interact with humans who are not experts in robotics (the general public).
In the video below, a person is teaching the robot to place a coloured item in the corresponding colored cup. Then after a few tries, Simon continues alone without human interaction.