Up until now owning a robot with true humanoid flexibility, balance, and movement has been outside the price range of the average consumer. Typically costing $1000 or more for an entry level package, the popular Robo-one robot series and others like it have been the sole domain of the hard core hobby roboticist. Tomy has decided to change all that with it’s terrifically fun, talented, and tiny i-Sobot robot.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, standing only 6.5 inches tall (16.5 cm), i-Sobot is the world’s smallest mass produced humanoid robot. It sings, dances, rolls, kicks, and does just about everything you would expect a miniature robotic man to do. It also responds to 10 preprogrammed voice commands and comes with a hilarious collection of special action commands which include animal and celebrity impressions. Finally, it can be controlled in proper fashion for robot soccer tournaments, races, and other friendly competitions via it’s powerful infrared remote control. The remote control also allows you to create scripts, which are user defined chains of robot movements. The i-Sobot comes fully assembled and ready to play right out of the box.
Make sure you watch the videos! They’re amazing and hilarious!
- This talented little robot can do push-ups
- He can stand on his head
- Responds to 10 different voice commands, with varying funny responses to some the commands
- He can SOMERSAULT!
- He even does the splits
- Tons of different special actions like do his own Western gunfight scene, beg for mercy, act like he is drunk. He’s a bit of a ham for the camera!
NOTE: I have recently started a new blog dedicated to the i-SOBOT called the i-SOBOT Review. It contains the latest information, tips, tricks, videos and pictures I have found or made for the i-SOBOT. Click here to read it now.
2 gyroscopic sensors which are used to maintain i-Sobot’s balance
- Battery Requirements
The i-Sobot uses 3 rechargable AAA size NiMH batteries (Nickel Metal Hydride), which provide about a full hour of continuous play.
i-Sobot contains 3 CPU chips which control the robot’s general processing, voice recognition, and servo control systems.
17 servos provide i-Sobot with a truly impressive skill level in general agility and physical movement
6.5 inches (16.5 centimeters)
0.75 pounds (350 grams)
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