Takara Tomy Omnibot 2007 Humanoid Robot – More Details

A few more details about the Takara/Tomy under $300 Omnibot2007 i-SOBOT have surfaced:

  • It will be sold completely pre-assembled, not as a kit.
  • No PC is required for setup
  • Like the robot, the remote control is also very small - tiny in an adult's hands
  • The remote includes an LCD display
  • The robot includes a gyro for balance
  • The robots hands are designed to passively close on an object
  • There are five operation 'modes': direct control mode using the remote; a 20 block program mode; special action mode with actions like playing an air drum; voice control mode with some speech recognition capability; and dance mode where the robot moves in response to the sounds it picks up.
  • Initial sales will be in Japan via toy specialty stores, hobby goods retailers, and internet sales. The Japan sales target is 50,000 units.
  • Overseas sales are under consideration with a worldwide sales target of 300,000 units.
  • The camera for the CAMVersion (shipping in October) is 300,000 pixel.

[via Robot Watch (Japanese)]

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One comment

  1. That robot is on my “purchase immediately” list! :)


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