Tsukumo Robot Kingdom here is putting the Robonova-1 (both kit and RTW versions) on sale during July - reducing the price by about $100. It's almost enough for us to seriously consider adding one to our growing collection of humanoid robots.
It's even more interesting to speculate on why they are cutting the price. Is it too much of a stretch to guess that a RN-2 is waiting in the wings? Frankly, we doubt it, but who knows? Certainly not us.
The Tsukumo blog also estimates that there have been 300 million RN-1 sold, which has to be a major slip of the decimal point. Our guess would be closer to 30,000 world-wide including the RoboZak kits that are just repackaged Robonovas.
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