This house sitting robot from Japan
doesn't actually walk your dog, feed the kids, or fetch the mail, but
it does make sure your house doesn't get robbed. Well, not exactly. It
doesn't stop the actual act of burgling, but it does take snapshots of
whoever broke in and made off with your HDTV and your collection of Knight Rider DVD boxsets.
Also, when the sensor is set off, the robot gives you a call on your
3G videophone and can stream a live feed so you can make sure it's not
your cat going berserk again before you call the popo.