After Pepper news and PR releases. Do you remember Robi ?

He walks, talks and almost looks just like a mini person. Designed by Tomotaka Takahashi, Robi is super cute and is still my favourite robot.

Robi has around 20 motorized joints and is constructed gradually using the parts provided with issues of the android’s own magazine. Yes, Robi is already on the market in Japan – AND you will be able to build and complete it yourself. (well, most likely it’s still sold out, but patience is key)

A cute robot for you to assemble. Standing at a very sweet 34cm (13.4″) in height, Robi will be like a child in your home. No programming is required to assemble Robi, meaning he is the ideal companion for people who aren’t total tech experts but still love robots.

He has about 200 phrases he can say (Japanese only but still cute!) as he responds to humans using the sensors in his eyes. He will even sing and dance if you put on music. He can also act as a TV remote control, changing channels for you via his internal module. Plus he’s got very realistic/ human walking movements ! … too cute. What else can you ask for ?

Check out the way he can get up – Main video (refer to the top of the post)

And another credit videohere

The Robi Robot Model Kit features:
Size: around 34 x 16 x 12cm (13.4 x 6.3 x 4.7″)
Weight: around 1kg (2.2 lb) (inc. battery)
Speaks around 200 phrases (Japanese only)
Sings and dances
Game Mode for playing with people
No programming required
One issue of Robi assembly magazine
Requires parts provided over multiple issues of Robi magazine
Instructions: Japanese (but with images)





On that note, while we’re talking robot … a dedication to Kirobo who is Japan’s first robot astronaut, developed by the University of Tokyo and Tomotaka Takahashi, to accompany Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese commander of the International Space Station. Kirobo arrived on the ISS on August 10th 2013 on JAXA’s H-II Transfer Vehicle Kounotori 4, an unmanned resupply spacecraft launched August 4th 2013 from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Center.

Watch this beautiful video between an astronaut talking to its robot for the very first time- Here

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Source: Japantrendshop , wikipedia