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Hobby Robots (Expensive Toys) According to the NPD Group, a market research firm, sales of robotic and interactive playmates in the United States were $284 million in the 12 months ended in October, 2007, up from $213 million in the previous 12 months. One 2008 entry is the i-Sobot from Tomy of Japan. Only 6.5 inches tall, the i-Sobot had a list price of $299, making it less expensive than other advanced robots on the market, which often cost more than $1,000. In January, 2009, it was $100 at Amazon. See “Not Exactly the Jetsons, but Getting Closer,” New York Times, January 3, 2008. http://www.isobotrobot.com/eng/
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I-Sobot, Tomy’s humanoid robot Smaller than most comparable robots. Comes ready to use, with many preprogrammed motions, incl. somersaults, punches and kicks. Can play air guitar. Infrared remote provides control and
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Unformatted text preview: allows users to program new actions. Responds to 10 voice commands and can speak 200 words and phrases. Subsystems Main Circuit Board Incl. gyro sensor for maintaining balance,as well as 3 memories, each capable of storing 80 separate actions Power Uses 3 rechargeable AAA nickel metal hydride batteries. Provides 40 to 60 minutes of power vs 5 to 10 for alkaline batteries. Servo motors 17 servo motors provide for movement Servo locations At your command 200 preprogrammed actions can be accessed from a remote using a series of key combinations. The remote includes an LCD display for programming and control. Other Hobby Robots Comparable hobby robots are generally larger and more expensive. Unlike I-Sobot, most also require assembly and programming with a computer before use....
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2009 for the course MECH 371 taught by Professor Craig during the Spring '09 term at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education.

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