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Ropid Jumps and Runs and Steals Your Heart

by Lambert Varias

Tomotaka Takahashi, creator of the high endurance EVOLTA robot, recently showed off his new robot, ROPID. The name is supposedly a combination of rapid and robot, so it was either ROPID or RABOT. The cute robot is about 15 inches tall and can jump about 3 inches high. It’s twisting torso also makes it an excellent runner. But the awwwww factor is it’s mouth, which opens, and its big saucer-like eyes.

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ROPID can also be taught to respond to voice commands, and even has a “noise-canceling chip” installed to make it easier for him to hear instructions. However, as the video below shows, the noise-canceling chip either doesn’t work or is no match for a hundred clicking cameras.

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Here’s another video of ROPID showing off his moves:

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Takahashi-san built the robot with his own hands, and he says he plans to make a short film that stars ROPID. I heard it will be called Toy Story 4. Kidding.

[via Plastic Pals via Engadget]




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