Saturday, November 26, 2005

Cleaning Robot Gives Tours and Presentations

RIDC-01 from Tmsuk of Japan cleans floors and interacts with people.
It understands some speech (Japanese) and can respond. It has a projector in its head to direct your attention or even play a DVD.

The unit is designed for use in office or shopping mall. It weighs a whopping 100kg (220 pounds).
According to it can be had for a meager US $85,000.

The name for the robot comes from the initials of Robotics Industry Development Council (RIDC). - Japanese robot gets kissie-kissie - News on Japan - Japanese News

Related:Guard Your Home with Giant Eyeball - Tmsuk


Anonymous William Cox said...

Looks like that thing could traple a small child ... or an animal. I think I'd rather spend the $200 on a Roomba.

8:01 PM, November 28, 2005  

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