Thursday, August 31, 2006

Robot For Your iPod

What do you get when you combine speakers from Kenwood with robot technology from ZMP - the makers of Nuvo - and give it an iPod to carry around?

You get miuro, 'music innovation based on utility robot technology' (shouldn't that be mibourot?)

This is your basic robot ovaloid that rolls around the house playing your ipod. You can command it with a remote control or chat with it wirelessly from your pc.

It evidently does not understand speech (Has its ears plugged?). But at only US $930 what do you expect?
What more could you want than a robot that rolls around on the floor and shakes its booty with your ipod?

The units are available in Japan now and will be availble overseas in about a year.

ZMP plans to sell 10,000 of them in the first year. Says ZMP president Hisashi Taniguchi, "The robot helps you listen to music wherever you are without even thinking about it. Sometimes I don't even have the energy to put on a CD."

Another age old problem solved by robots!

Japanese robot adds wheels to iPod - Yahoo! News


Blogger Bob Mottram said...

A cheaper solution is simply to ducktape your iPod to a Roomba.

This is one of those robots which might be an amusement for a few hours, but then will be put into a closet and never used again. It's also too expensive for what it is.

3:32 PM, September 01, 2006  
Anonymous suttree said...

Too cool. I would love to get this , but at $900 don't think I can swing it.

4:31 PM, September 06, 2006  

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