2008年11月3日月曜日

Humanoid Robot - Physical Avatar Beyond Internet

It seems to become real that your avatar directly communicates with your family members in their living room even if you are away from them because of your international business trip.

Speecys Corporation, a unique humanoid robot developer, plans to deliver BotCast generation media robot, NNR-1, early next year, 2009. According to Speecys' description, "BotCast uses the connection between the PC, internet, and servers to control robots' movements and sounds, providing a new form of media entertainment. Starting in June 2008, our BotCast service will be available as beta testing for you to enjoy in your home. Next spring, our Home Media Robot will be released at a low, accessible price to be enjoyed by families." The home media robot, or BotCast generation media robot will be assisting users in their live communications over the Internet, in delivering and/or getting information a user needs, or in administrating user's business schedule, while many other ways of usages will be developed.

Hight and weight of the humanoid robot will be 23cm tall and 500g respectively. Price tag is expected to be within a very reasonable range of Japanese Yen 60,000 to 80,000.


11/3/08

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