In Rocky IV (1985), Balboa gifts Paulie a talking and moving robot which could do following things:
Talk and act like humans.
Patch up to phone lines in house.
Voice modulation according to needs. Paulie teaches it to talk in girl's voice.
Provide household service.
It's almost like an combination of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things in today's time.
But it did not have any significance to the plot. Why was it included ?