Ever heard of Keepon?
This cute little creature that makes everyone say “I want one!”?
(Keepon dancing to “Spoon – Don’t You Evah”)
In development for several years, despite the cute look, Keepon is part of a long research on robot-human interaction.
(Some Keepon reactions)
A research started by professor Kozima for therapeutic treatment with autistic kids.
Later, Marek, a Ph.D student from Carnegie Mellin University joined professor Kozima to add interactions with rhythms and music, which effectively made Keepon famous on Internet videos.
(Keepon – Friend or Foe?)
Some days ago it was announced that Keepon was made available for purchase to researchers… which probably isn’t your case.
(Keepon reacting to drum sounds)
The unit will cost the bargain of $30000 bucks. Gah! Where’s my prized lotery ticket now?
(Keepon dancing to “Spoon – I Turn my Camera On”)
It seems a cheaper popular version will be released later on.
Those who want to know more about this cute fellow, search for more info on GetRobo‘s page.