A New Humanoid Toy Robot
It’s Takara Tomy’s new toy robot — i-Sobot
Not a typical toy robot you find in the market. Only 16.5 cm (6.5 in) tall, i-Sobot has 17 motors to move its limbs at your command (via a remote or a voice control mode). Check out this flash and see what it can do. (via A Toy Robot That’s a Flexible Friend – The New York Times)
It was released in Oct, 2007. The list price is 31,290 yen in Japan, but you can find the sale price about 25,200 yen (~ $232) in most retailers, e.g. Amazon.jp. In US, the price is $299.
Alternative, you can go to Takara Tomy’s official i-Sobot site (in Japanese or in English). I’m quite impressed by its smooth movement. 😀