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Left to right: White MANOI AT01 customized by Dr. GIY; blue AT01 customized by the Sugiura Family; original MANOI design from Takahasi with Robo Garage sporting a silver color scheme.
The new MANOI AT01 was designed with polycarbonate body shells to make it easy for owners to modify the robots external appearance. This is a major shift from the older humanoid robot kits on the market.
The vacuum formed robot body shells can be customized and painted or decorated using the same techniques and materials used by R/C model builders to transform their car and airplane models.