I just stumbled upon a really nice movie clip of a robot that:
- understands spoken orders
- locates and finds an object
- picks up the object as ordered
- takes the object to the instructor
- witfully remarks that it has succeeded in holding the object
It's just a movieclip without an article. I'm not sure how old or new this is.
Also see this robotic packmule to see where robotics and artificial intelligence is going.