Ride this Robo-Triceratops until you get (dino)sore.

Jurassic Park was a good idea. Not the ‘meddling with genetics’, ‘playing God’, and ‘being eaten alive bit’ – but the bit where the Dinosaurs come back to Earth to be used for our amusement. That is a really really good idea.

Which is why i really like this fantastic toy by Hasbro.

Called ‘Kota the Triceratops Dinosaur’ this terrible lizard is part of the Playskool range aimed at kiddies up to 3-4 years old. Now, up until seeing this, I thought Playskool made simple toys like Sticklebricks and bath-time toys like that turtle with the worried look upon it’s face.. Well, I guess simple toys just aren’t good enough for ‘Playskool’ers anymore, because Kota the Triceratops is anything but simple.

This is a robotic life-sized baby dinosaur. It walks, it squawks, it carries you around on it’s back. Talk to Kota and the thing responds by roaring, stomping it’s feet, or wiggling it’s tail. It has independent head, eye, mouth and horn movements. In fact, this animatronic dino wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of Jurassic Park. Okay, it would. It really would, but you get the idea. This is one highly advanced toddler toy.

The "Heart Robot" that just wants to be needed

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It looks like a Teletubby that’s had all its skin burned off in an industrial accident, but don’t let that put you off – the Heart Robot is very friendly on the inside.

Designed by The University of the West of England’s David McGoran, the robot likes a good cuddle. Its heart starts pounding when it’s particularly excited, plus its eyes flutter when you touch it – and its puny limbs tense themselves for a smack round the head or a shove down the stairs when it hears raised voices…

The "Heart Robot" that just wants to be cuddled

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It looks like a Teletubby that’s had all its skin burned off in an industrial accident, but don’t let that put you off – the Heart Robot is very friendly on the inside.

Designed by The University of the West of England’s David McGoran, the robot likes a good cuddle. Its heart starts pounding when it’s particularly excited, plus its eyes flutter when you touch it – and its puny limbs tense themselves for a smack round the head or a shove down the stairs when it hears raised voices…

SEGA Toys EMA – a living, dancing, kissing robot to fill that empty void

Finally, a piece of SEGA hardware we can love almost as much as we loved Dreamcast – and this one is capable of loving us back.

It, or indeed, “she,” is called EMA, which stands for Eternal Maiden Actualization. “Eternal” presumably means she’s got fantastic battery life, “Maiden” is because she’s got realistically proportioned breasts she’s programmed to not mind you touching, and “Actualization” because, well, just look at the beauty!

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Isn’t she lovely? She apparently has a “kiss mode” that makes her willing and actually accepting…

"Robot receptionist" dream finally made real thanks to Chinese tin-man monster

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That absolutely hideous MONSTROSITY to the left there has been given the name Siasun and set to work as a receptionist in the Chinese city of Shenyang.

It/she works at the fantastically Communist-sounding “administrative examination and approval service center” in Shenyang, where it/she nods, waves and even, so it is alleged but we would have to see it to believe it, talks to businessmen…

Looking for the perfect woman? The 'perfect woman' robot launches June 11th!

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Meet the ‘perfect woman’. As of June the 11th, you’ll be able to order your very own Angelina, Gwyneth and err, Julie Andrews. The company AI Robotics has created the most superior robot to date (pardon the pun), which can cook meals for you, go shopping, do the housework and even given ‘massages’.

In addition to that, she can hold a conversation just like any other woman (well, most), and can entertain you with topics including music, culture and world travel. Just like the UGOBE Pleo, her skin contains thousands of sensors, her eyes have integrated cameras, and she even has inbuilt Wi-Fi!

Click over for a video of this impressive robotic girlfriend…