Robi is a fusion of sophisticated design and advanced technology using parts created by top Japanese manufacturers. His components include precision servos, microcontrollers, and a state-of-the-art speech-recognition board.
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Tomotaka Takahashi is an expert in robotics world famous and has designed this unique robot. "Until now, we always paid too much attention to robots' functionality," says Takahashi. "With Robi, I tried to focus on communication and emotions. Robi has no practical function, except the pleasure of those who share their time with him."
Robi can turn his head and pelvis 360 degrees. Microphones in his ears detect the location of a speaker and he will automatically turn his head towards him or her. He also has a built-in infrared remote emitter in his forehead so that he can function as a universal remote -- so Robi can control your TV (subject to suitable TV setup). The 35-cm tall, 1kg toy has a vocabulary of 250 English words and can understand more than 250 phrases and command. He can also dance and show emotion by changing the colour of his eyes -- and it will be you who puts him together!
It will take some time to complete making Robi, but he will gain functions at each stage. De Agostini ModelSpace expert team breaks it down in Five Easy Build Phases. The only tool you need to put Robi together is a crosshead screwdriver which is provided with your 1st pack. By the time his head is complete, you will have been provided with a temporary neck stand and circuit board so you can see his head movement start to develop under control of the servo.
- Designed exclusively for De Agostini by Japanese engineer and University of Tokyo professor Tomotaka Takahashi, Build your Own Robi, is now available to order on ModelSpace with a special introductory offer "Pack 1 for just £9.99".
- Free delivery to UK and Ireland
- Special introductory offer - Pack 1 for Just £9.99 with the first 2 stages including Robi's eyes, head parts and your special screwdriver
18 month subscription: 1st month at £9.99 and 17 monthly shipments at £57.99.
- With each pack you will receive parts to build your own Robi – complete with clear, step-by-step instructions and fascinating articles introducing you to the world of robotics!
- You will also receive 4 FREE gifts
- No commitment, No obligation - You are free to cancel at any time
You will receive your ModelSpace binder with your 3rd delivery
Robi USB Key
You will receive your Robi USB Key with your 5th delivery
Robi Alarm Clock
You will receive your Robi Alarm Clock with your 8th delivery
Robi Charging Dock
You will receive your Robi Charging Dock with your 10th delivery
Key Features and functions of Robi
Height: 34 cm – Weight: APPROX. 1KG
Built-in LEDs allow Robi’s eyes and mouth to respond to words and movement. His eyes can glow red, yellow, green and blue, while his mouth will glow red.
Robi has a sophisticated speech recognition board programmed to understand many different English phrases and reply appropriately.
The high-performance microcontroller board controls important functions such as Robi’s motion and reactions.
Robi’s chest includes a miniature speaker for his spoken responses.
Emits infrared signals like a remote control to operate compatible TV sets.
Robi’s motion sensors detect human presence and will turn his face in response to movement.
Robi’s movements are controlled by a total of 20 servos. They use the Robi-servo command system to ensure smooth movement, and have simple, robust wiring connections.
Robi’s light-blue scarf functions as a convenient handle for lifting him without damage to his joints and internal wiring.
Robi can count down a specified number of minutes, and tell you when the time is up.
Robi can use his feet to polish a tabletop or hard floor surface.
Robi can be set to ask for a password and respond with an alert if he gets the wrong answer
Robi knows how to play a variety of games, including ‘soccer’ and quizzes.
When Robi’s batteries begin to run low, he says ‘I’m hungry’ to let you know. Then it’s time to turn on his charging seat, so Robi can start to recharge.
The magazine shows you how to put together the parts that come with every issue. Everything is demonstrated very clearly and Robi is easy to assemble. Accompanying the build guides, you will receive fascinating articles introducing you to the world of robotics
Through your building experience, you will have help from our experts with the easy-to-follow step-by-step assembly guide. You can also watch our Official Video Build Diary on Youtube or take a look also at our exclusive Robi Forum and discuss with fellow modelers.
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2015-06-29 06:34:02it looks amazing i wish i could get it but i dont have the money as my parents would never let me take out money to buy it it literally rushes my dreams also i live in nz and i couldnt get it anyway :(
2015-03-20 15:43:17This is great fun to build and my son who is 10 enjoys every minute of putting the parts together when they arrive. Very easy to assemble with informative instructions and also a great way to introduce the younger generation into robotics.
2015-03-17 09:04:33This looks fantastic, what a great way to spend time with your kids helping them build this amazing robot. They can learn all about him as they build and then they will have created a new friend to play with too! Brilliant.
2015-03-17 08:33:28A wonderful fun kit for all the family to have fun with, especially with the interactive features Robi is graced with. A great way to introduce the younger family members (with the help of an adult) to the world of partworks and the fascinating world of robotics. Enjoy.
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