By David Ponce
Robots… there’s a new one everyday. This particular one is being sold by Japanese company Volks and is called ROBOFIE.
It does a bunch of things, all of which are listed inside. Out here, you’ll find out that it’s about a foot tall and weighs a kilogram. It’s allegedly more agile than AIBO, what with being able to climb stairs and, uh, fart.
It’s sold as a DIY kit, which I find a little short of insulting, since for $1,800, it could at least come pre-assembled. Then again, maybe I’m missing the point, and assembling it is half the fun.
Okay, specs inside.
Comes as a DIY kit
Comes with electromagnets built into the feet – useful for, er, walking on metal stuff.
300mm tall and weights 1kg.
Pre programmed moves are..
o Walk (really?)
o Spin and run
o Grab items
o Throw items
o Kick (this is where kicking seven shades out of Aibo comes in handy
You can control Robofie with the remote and also use the CD that comes with the set to program intricate moves like “picking-nose”, “adjusting-underpants” etc.