Robi is part of the family
Robi can dance
Robi can turn his head
Robi can turn his pelvis 360 degrees
5 easy build phases
Designed exclusively for De Agostini
13.75" tall, 2.2 lbs toy



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.

Choose your option:
18 months subscription:
18 monthly shipments of $94.99 plus $9.99 S&H per shipment
12 months subscription:
12 monthly shipments of $141.99 plus $12.99 S&H per shipment
Complete Kit: one payment of $1,699.99 plus $39.99 S&H

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from $94.99 per month per complete kit

✔ USA, Canada & Mexico

✔ 6 to 8 working days

✔ Easy return

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Product in Depth

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 13.75" tall, 2.2 lbs 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.

  1. Designed exclusively for De Agostini by Japanese engineer and University of Tokyo professor Tomotaka Takahashi
  2. Delivery to USA and Canada within 6 to 8 working days for your 1st pack
  3. Choose your option:
    18 months subscription:
    18 monthly shipments of $94.99 plus $9.99 S&H per shipment
    12 months subscription:
    12 monthly shipments of $141.99 plus $12.99 S&H per shipment
  4. 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!
  5. You will also receive 2 FREE gifts - a ModelSpace binder with your 3rd shipment and a Robi Charging Dock with your 10th shipment 
  6. No contract, No obligation - You are free to cancel at any time

Free Gifts

  • ModelSpace Binder

    ModelSpace binder

    You will receive your ModelSpace binder with your 3rd shipment

  • Robi Charging Dock - 10th Shipment

    Robi Charging Dock

    You will receive your Robi Charging Dock with your 10th shipment


Key Features and functions of Robi

Height: 13.75" – Weight: APPROX. 2.2 lbs
Light-up LEDs 
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.
Speech-recognition Board
Robi has a sophisticated speech recognition board programmed to understand many different English phrases and reply appropriately.
Microcontroller Board
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.
Remote-control Module
Emits infrared signals like a remote control to operate compatible TV sets.
Motion Sensors
Robi’s motion sensors detect human presence and will turn his face in response to movement.
Servo Motors
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.
Dual-purpose ‘Scarf’ 
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.
Security Setting 
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.
Battery Charging
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.

Build your Own Robi
Pack 1 - Stage 1
Pack 1 - Stage 2
Pack 1 - Stage 3
Pack 1 - Stage 4

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  • 2017-01-24 15:16:29
    Robi is great fun to build and even more fun to interact with.He can sing and dance and understand words.Construction is simple and the instructions are very easy to follow.
  • 2016-09-07 21:18:29
    You may want to buy this because you're thinking to yourself "I'm an American; I don't speak Japanese. But trust me, Robi with his native voice is so much better! Buy Rosetta Stone, learn to converse somewhat in Japanese and then buy Robi. You'll learn something and will have a much cuter robot. (:

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Shipping & Return Information

The first pack of your order or your complete kit will be delivered to you within approximately 6 to 8 working days from the date your order has been confirmed. 

We ship to Canada. Shipping costs are the same for Canada as USA.

If for some reason you need to return a shipment please contact customer service at 877-544-6779 or via email at to obtain authorization. We will send you via email a prepaid UPS label that you can print and adhere to the shipping box and drop at your local UPS store or UPS drop box.

Cancellation Information

If you are not completely satisfied and would like to cancel your model subscription please contact customer service at 877-544-6779 or via email at  We will refund your latest month subscription pack received in the prior 30 days.  

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