We’ve been waiting and Takaratomy Japan finally delivers. Through an announcement via Robot Watch, Takaratomy will begin selling Robo-Q, the world’s smallest robot on February 28th, 2009. The little Robo-Q comes with different AI modes such as object tracking and object avoidance (sensors to allow Robo-Q recognize and then follow/avoid an object). 20-30 minute charge for a 3 minute operation. Costs about $45.
Given that there are already several hacks out there on the ever-so-popular Hex Bugs (such as making one into a little bug drawing machine), we expect to see some Robo-Q hacks by robot geeks around the world soon, too.