Fuji Xerox has developed a new robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them.
The printer is designed to be used primarily in public places as a way to keep sensitive documents secure.
Sensors on the machine prevent it from bumping into people on the way.
However, some analysts argued that the idea was not cost effective when compared with other secure printing methods.
Describing use of the printer in, for example, an airport business lounge, IDC analyst Maggie Tan told the BBC there are better methods already available.
“The majority of these business lounges would have higher printing demand, especially from business travellers who always need to print urgently using a secured method.
“There are several mobile printing solutions available today that users can submit the print job online through their mobile devices or laptops and they are given a secured password to collect their printouts.”