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. :P
(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.