Leonardo, or Leo for short, is MIT’s good example of a non-humanoid personal robot. It is a stationery yet very expressive robot.
Dr. Cynthia Breazeal headed the Boston based Massachusetts Institute of Technology in making the robot that has a life-like fur and expressive eyes. The Leonardo robot has 32 Degrees of Freedom (DOF) and has complex facial mapping techniques that were taken from various human expressions.
Leonardo is capable of being taught under tutelage. It is capable of copying or mimicking a human, and can react to a task given to it.
MIT’s goal in developing the Leonardo robot is to eventually come up with a robot that can learn from humans on their own terms without them being experts in programming.