We’ve all seen Hollywood robots like the Terminator intent on living up to their name, but Honda sees robotics in a different light.

Not Honda approved.

Next month at CES (AKA Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the Japanese company will be showcasing experimental robotics “engineered to advance mobility and make people’s lives better.”

One of these will be a concept companion robot whose facial expressions show compassion to humans. Another will be a casual-use indoor/outdoor chair-type mobility concept. And another will be a small mobility concept with multi-functional cargo space. And fourthly, an autonomous quad ATV not quite ready for sale at you local Honda motorsports dealer will also be shown.

“[T]he advanced robotic concepts demonstrate Honda’s vision of a society where robotics and AI can assist people in many situations, such as disaster recovery, recreation and learning from human interaction to become more helpful and empathetic,” said the company in a statement.

Honda will kick it off with a press conference Jan. 9, at 11:00 a.m. PST (LVCC, North Hall – 7923).