Geek Gift Ideas – Dec 4

i-SOBOT from ThinkGeek.comWhat says geek like a robot? And has managed to get their hands on a stock of really cool robots from Tomy in Japan. i-SOBOT is the world’s smallest fully articulated robot.” With 17 servo motors and amazing lifelike movement the i-SOBOT is more like a mini version of some futuristic robotic race destined to be our masters. The i-SOBOT can be directly controlled via the included remote to walk and perform dozens of complex motions. He can balance on one leg, do a handstand and get up from almost any position. String commands together to record more complex performances, or you can use the “Special Action Mode” to be wowed by one of i-SOBOTS intricate built in motion routines. i-SOBOT can also understand 10 different voice commands and speaks using over 200 words and phrases.

i-SOBOT Has 4 Operation Modes

  • Remote Control Mode : Movements can be controlled directly using joy sticks and command buttons. He can also perform hundreds of amazing pre-programmed actions using short button codes.
  • Programming Mode : Program a sequence of up to 80 actions, then easily play the sequence back with the push of a button.
  • Special Action Mode : Command i-SOBOT to play air guitar, impersonate a movie character, or perform any of 18 pre-programmed special actions.
  • Voice Command Mode : i-SOBOT recognizes 10 voice commands, reacting with dozens of appropriate but unpredictable actions.

Product Specifications

  • i-SOBOT Dimensions H: 6.5″ x W: 3.8″ x D: 2.6″
  • Weight Approx. 12 oz (including batteries)
  • Battery Requirements – Robot: 3 AAA NiMH batteries (included) – Remote Control: 4 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Battery Life : The i-Sobot robot’s batteries will run approximately 60 minutes under normal operation when fully charged. (Actual results will vary by type of use.)
  • Transmission : Infared Transmission (2 bands)
  • Main Components : Servo Unit 17 degrees of freedom, Built-in Gyro Sensor, Built-in Speaker Unit, Built-in Microphone along with a Voice Recognition Chip
  • Servos Height: 3.83″, Width: 4″, Depth: 0.33″, Maximum degree of movement: 220°, Metal gears, Built-in clutches

And now for some really cool live action shots! Click through to the site if you cannot see the video.