We have no idea where he finds the time, but Paxshikai seems to be blessed with a never-ending wealth of talent and creativity, especially when it comes to giving birth to new i-SOBOT tricks, hacks, stunts, and videos.
Since November, 2007 he’s posted 87 i-SOBOT videos, many that required building or modifying small mechanisms to work with the robot. And, they have all been done with a generous dose of humor and style.
His latest video creation shows the robot breaking balloons, which could certainly be turned into a fun and competitive party game for those robot fans (like us) that have a couple of the cute little humanoid robotic pals.
Prallplatte in Singapore combined several different hobbies to give i-SOBOT a Steam-Punk mobile attack platform.
Long term i-SOBOT robot fans, like us, will remember that Takara/TOMY originally had plans to release a second model equipped with a mobile camera. Although the concept was great, and would have been welcomed by robot fans worldwide, unfortunately circumstances worked against bringing the video camera robot to market.
But one resourceful i-SOBOT devotee, Paxshikai, has been clever enough to hack a video camera i-SOBOT together himself.
’Wireless Video Camera i-SOBOT Robot (Video)’ continues
We can’t share the details with you, at least not yet, but we can tell you that Takara/Tomy is about to release some of the cutest, and most interesting, pet robots we’ve ever seen. We had the chance to play with them and could hardly resist sneaking a couple into our pocket.
’Takara/Tomy Set to Release New Pet Robot Series’ continues
Mizuno Golf selected the Takara Tomy i-SOBOT robot as the perfect spokesperson for their new Cyborg Head line of golf clubs. The Cyborg Head promotional campaign will last six months, and features special gifts, magazine promotions, and even a professional golf tournament sponsorship with the details to be announced soon.
While the ROBO-ONE humanoids have set the standard for 2 kg, and much larger, bipedal robots, some fans just don’t have the space, resources, or budget to get actively into building robots that large.
To expand the playing field, RT Corp staged an under 1 kg. humanoid robot competition last weekend including some really interesting i-SOBOT battles. Many thanks to Iketomu for posting videos of the action.
Last summer at RoboGames 2008 one brave soul put his i-SOBOT in the rink going head to head against much larger bots, including Robonova-1’s. And, surprisingly, he managed to do well enough to win a metal. This coming summer, we’d love to see an under 1kg humanoid classification at RoboGames 2009, with lots of i-SOBOTs entered.
’Under 1kg Humanoid Robot Competition (Video)’ continues