Tosy Robotics Shows off Drawing, Dancing Robots
Vietnamese toy maker Tosy Robotics showed two robots at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.
To see the two robots in action, watch a video on YouTube.
SketRobo is a small robot that can draw pictures ranging from pre-programmed ones to custom portraits. The robot at IFA held an ink pen and quickly drew one of 200 pre-loaded pictures on a regular-sized sheet of paper. It signed "Tosy" on each one in script. Another version of the robot will have a camera in its eyes that can snap a picture and then draw the user's portrait. It will cost around US$100.
The other robot, DiscoRobo, danced to the beat of whatever music played. It also has coordinated facial expressions.
Tosy Robotics scaled its presentation at IFA back from its star-studded event at CES with Justin Bieber.
SketRobo and DiscoRobo will go on sale in 2013.