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I-sobot Coming to America

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Corporate News, Misc. Tech, Toys

i-SobotTomy is finally releasing its clever iSobot in the U.S., no doubt in time for the Christmas rush. The bot features a built-in gyro sensor, 17 servo motors, 2 LEDS, voice recognition and a vocabulary of about 200 words and phrases. Although only 7-inches tall, the little guy can do push-ups and play air guitar, but we are guessing not simultaneously. Expected out next month, it will be available for ~$300.00. For more information, check out the rather lame MySpace Page devoted to the robot.

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i-Sobot is a Mini-Me in Robotics

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, Science, Toys

i-SobotTomy has announced what they claim to be the world’s smallest humanoid bot. Available in white in Japan and black in the U.S., i-Sobot stands only 165 mm (~6.5-inches) and weighs only 350g (~12.4 oz.) He has 17 micro actuators and a gyro-sensor for balance and doing jigs. All told, he makes 200 movements including somersaults, speaks 180 words, and responds to voice commands. The first product sold with Sanyo’s next generation rechargeable Eneloop battery, i-Sobot can be yours October 25 for 30,000 Yen (~$250.00.)

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