Another rabbit-like technology: Lapinou

Via akihabaranews, a new interesting rabbit-like technology made by Hitachi (presented at the CEATEC event in Tokyo):

"Lapinou, the robot rabbit! Hitachi presentes this small robot rabbit that can be connected a variety of PC products and home A/V equipment, and that can interact with human beings. It recognises the human speech and face, and it starts whatever you tell it to switch on, e.g. "Lapinou, record the football game on channel 4 at 5pm"... and there you go! (no, it's the white thing I'm talking about, and not the black being on the right)"

After Nabaztag this is a good step towards a trend in rabbit-like technology!