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Last Updated: Wednesday October 28 2009 16:44 GMT

Scientists build robot - just for fun!

Scientists at a university have been building a robot - and it's just for fun!

Tomotaka Takahashi from Kyoto University said he wanted to build a robot that entertained people rather than one that performed specific tasks.

The droid has been named ROPID - a mix of the worlds rapid and robot. It uses sensors to balance itself and responds to spoken instructions.