Ms. Garriott used a QB robot from a Mountain View, Calif., company called Anybots Inc. The QB sells for $9,700 and costs about $3,000 for an eight-hour rental. Its eyes glow blue when a user signs on, just like the EVE robot in the Pixar movie WALL-E.
via What Does It Say When a Robot Is the Life of a Party? – WSJ.com.