He thought, too, about his need for a real animal; within him an actual hatred once more manifested itself toward his electric sheep, which he had to tend, had to care about, as if it lived. The tyranny of an object, he thought. It doesn’t know I exist. Like the androids, it had no ability to appreciate the existence of another. He had never thought of this before, the similarity between an electric animal and an andy. The electric animal, he pondered, could be considered a subform of the other, a kind of vastly inferior robot. Or, conversely, the android could be regarded as a highly developed, evolved version of the ersatz animal. Both viewpoints repelled him.”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick


So the story begins…

Project Romer – is a small two wheeled self-sufficient robot that would roam around the house and interact with its owner and mostly take care of its own needs by itself. Romer is equipped capabilities to learn the habits of its owner and how to act. When the owner cames home Romer would, for instance, would come to the door and greet them, when Romer is called out it hears and locates the caller. Romers only function is to keep company.