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The Artificial Intelligence Personal Robot is a 4-foot tall uses deep neural networks to assist in day-to-day tasks Robotbase

An artificial intelligence robot capable of acting as a personal assistant, stylist, security guard, photographer and telepresence has been shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Personal Robot, developed by New York-based startup Robotbase, is described by its creators as a "revolutionary product that changes everything".

The robot uses deep neural networks to enable natural language understanding, image recognition, navigation and machine learning.

It is also able to work in conjunction with connected devices like the smart thermostat Google Nest, as well as apps including Facebook, Twitter and Amazon.

"Since i was a kid watching the Jetsons, i always dreamed of having my own personal robot around the house," Robotbase CEO Duy Huynh told IBTimes UK. "Now, that dream comes true.

"I have an amazing team of hardware engineers, software engineers, mechanical designers, and creative designers working with me to build the world's first personal robots."

The integration of apps allows the AI robot to be able to "buy you dinners and automatically track your calories", "call you a cab as soon as you leave the office" and "take a picture immediately when you pose."

"Not only can the robot understand what I say, it can actually see things around it in the same way that we humans do," said Robotbase CEO Duy Huynh at a demonstration of the technology. "It recognises faces, it recognises objects around the house in order to navigate by itself.

"We are the very first company to apply deep learning to robotics. It has computer vision, facial recognition, emotion recognition and pattern recognition with a single algorithm.

"Not just a robot, it's artificial intelligence. Not just recognising your face, it knows your mood. Not just understanding what you say, it knows what you really mean. It learns and gets smarter every day."

The robot is both WiFi and Bluetooth enabled and contains various sensors to monitor its surrounding environment and perform complicated tasks, ranging from checking in guests at a hotel, to telling bedtime stories to children.

Huynh also announced that Robotbase would be launching a crowd-funding campaign for the personal robot on Kickstarter from today.

More than $20,000 (£13,200) has already been raised as part of the campaign, which offers backers a personal robot ready to be shipped by December 2015 if they pledge $995 or more.