PC Magazine is showing the new Nuvo Cyclops Humanoid robot for a cool $6995! Made by Japanese company ZMP, Inc., Nuvo has been selling in Japan for about $5500 and will begin selling in US stores in about a month for $7000 for the standard version and $10,000 for the Japanism version. They claim the robot is the first humanoid robot in the world for home use! The robot is about 20 in. tall comes in bright child-friendly colors such as candy apple red, canary yellow, deep blue, grass green, and shiny silver. ZMP apparently designed Nuvo as a home companion for Japan's aging population. Nuvo can understand 50 clearly spoken words, it also has a remote control and has 802.11b wireless connectivity for control via a Windows PC. A single camera eye can take pictures periodically and send them to a cell phone. Nuvo can even arch its back to look upwards. It doesn't appear to have hands for grabbing, just ball nubs for appearance. It lacks artificial intelligence and edge detection so it can't learn not to walk off the stairs. If it did fall, it can get back up on its own, though. So what is it good for? Well it seems to be a great $7k remote control picture-taking device. If you're interested, you can purchase the robot exclusively for $6995 on Dynamism's website (although, they don't appear to have the green color nor the Japanism models).