A robot with feelings

cozmo

At just 2.5-inches tall, Cozmo is a robot with a soul -- or, at least, its designed to have one.

By looking into its animated eyes, displayed via a small OLED screen, the robot shows emotion. Depending on the situation, it'll be angry, bored, happy and even annoyed.

From toymaker Anki, Cozmo looks like Pixar's Wall-E character. It can be programmed to move and interact with the user, too. Cozmo senses where you are, what you're doing and plays games. Think of it like a tabletop puppy.

Priced at $180, the robot comes with a smartphone app that provides appropriate soundtrack to match his moods.

First published November 29, 2016: 10:42 AM ET