When you think of Vietnam, usually robots are the last thing that springs to mind. But robots are exactly what Vietnam is becoming known for this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) currently taking place in Las Vegas – and that’s thanks to a robotic creation named mRobo.
TOSY – which stands for Technology, Originality, Satisfaction, and Yearning – is the maker of mRobo. It claims to be Vietnam’s first robotics company, making giant robots, personal robots, industrial robots, and high-tech toys. The company is based in the capital, Hanoi. And the firm has an impressive record:
- The TOSY AFO, an illuminated toy boomerang, was featured on David Letterman’s Late Show.
- The same AFO topped the chart as the ‘Top Tech Toy of 2011’ at the Toy Fair in New York
- TOSY’s TOOP holds a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest spinning top (yes, it’s motorized), which spun for a full 24 hours.
Now one robot, the mRobo, adds a few more achievements to its list. The mRobo has recently been spotted at CES dancing Gangnam style, shaking hands with Justin Bieber, and generally being awesome all over CES.
Basically, mRobo moves its shiny metal butt along with any music. It weighs 1.5kg and transforms from a small speaker that’s just 20cm tall into a dancing robo-man measuring nearly half a metre tall. With 2GB of memory, it can hold up to 500 songs. mRobo’s software analyzes the beats and rhythms of the music and syncs its dance moves accordingly. It can bust moves (see the video below) to any beats that it hears, like music it’s playing or music streamed via Bluetooth. The mRobo costs $200.
Check out mRobo as he dances with the Bieb:
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