Hitec is promoting their Robonova ‘edutainment’ robots in Japan, and is one of the Robo-One organization sponsors. Their Robonova website has quite a bit of information and specifications (in Japanese), and also has a great video gallery online including one video where the robots are doing a fantastic immitation of a ballet.
As far as we can tell from the website, and robotics magazines, Hitec is only selling the Robonova in Japan – at least for now. Probably, if there’s enough interest overseas they will start marketing it outside of Japan as well.
The video clips are a real tour-de-force showing what Robonova is really capable of. Pretty amazing to say the least. I can hardly wait to get my hands on one.
Robonova Demonstration Ballet (7 minutes)