A robot has stolen the show at the opening of this year’s CeBIT technology trade fair in Hannover.
It welcomed British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who attended the event.
Cameron later announced an extra 54 million euros worth of funding for UK tech companies which are developing internet-connected devices.
“It is our ambition to make the UK the most digital nation in the G8 and it’s my mission to show the world that we are getting there,” said Cameron.
Devices which communicate via the web are known as the “internet of things.” In the future it could see homes fitted with appliances which talk to each other.
Elsewhere at CeBIT, a pole-dancing robot was grabbing attention.