Sony CEO Kaz Hirai speaks at a Berlin news conference on September 1, 2016.

Sony's much anticipated new robot is under development and customers should hang on a little longer to see it, CEO Kaz Hirai said on Thursday.

Sony began working on a home robot in April this year and first disclosed existence of the project in June this year.

Since then, it's been quiet on what exactly is under development.

Hirai first hinted the company might be about to unveil the robot, while speaking during a news conference at the IFA trade show in Berlin.

"I actually have an update on this," he said.

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