Fujitsu's created a teddy bear robot to be a companion to children. In my story, "The Applicant" Forbes Pohle made a similar robot but to be used as a translation device as well. Oh these teddy bears and their evil, destructive nature. You can still find "The Applicant" in the Weird Science Anthology by Torquere Press.
If you'd like to read more about Forbes and Oliver starring a brand new robot, Jeepers the cat, a new ebook, "The Break-in", is due to be published in June 2014 by Dreamspinner Press. I can't wait for you to meet Jeepers!