Pepper, the robot that has been trained to "perceive" human emotion, is opening up its platform to Android developers.
Maker SoftBank is hoping that it will spur new apps and new capabilities for the golem mechanism that has sold well however still has no clear outlined purpose.
Ten thousand of the robots are sold however developers have been slow to form apps for its closed Naoqi OS.
Android can run on a pill strapped to the robot's chest.
Neither Google nor SoftBank has disclosed what sort of trade they need stricken and it's unclear if the mechanism can cash in of latest options like the recently declared AI Google Assistant.
But it can virtually definitely provide Google a point of management over the mechanism still as a cut of revenues.
Pepper has been in big demand in Japan with every batch of one,000 units selling out in minutes. It will proceed pre-sale within the United States in July.
It costs 198,000 yen ($1,800) and each one is oversubscribed at a loss.
The 1.2m (4ft) humanoid larva options additional than twenty motors and has articulated arms. It was designed to know emotions and mimic build language - so, for instance, its shoulders go up when it is in standby mode, imitating sleep.
So far, Pepper is being used as a waiter, salesman and client service
representative in around five hundred firms in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuho Bank and Nissan.