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01. 20. 2005

Robot toys

Takara is showing these new TERA (Takara Entertainment Robot Architecture) robots at the Tokyo International Forum. They will come in three varieties. The home security robot has a camera and sensors for motion, fire, and gas and the alarm can only be turned off through fingerprint recognition. Of course, it appears small enough to crush with one kick, but look at the face, I think it's intentionally baby-like to prevent that. The healthcare robot monitors heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, alcohol levels, and also purifies the air. The AV robot has eyes that can project the DVD it's playing. I think the little ones are remote controls of some sort. These robots won't be available until sometime in 2006.

Sega's new robo entry is the canine music "emoter". The dog sings when its nose is pressed or when it's spoken to. When a hand is moved over the sensor on the dog's head, the music tempo will adjust accordingly. Somewhat creepily, the dog can also mimic human voices by electronically reproducing sounds on the same wavelengths. It will be available from Hasbro in June in North America.
From Nikkei.net and Ployer.

Posted by Mia    Category: toys
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