Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Korean start-up KornTech has launched a new home companion robot called Rogun a 1-meter tall humanoid who can walk and communicate wirelessly with the Internet and cell phones. It is designed to play with kids and entertain them through a small video screen on his chest. Through a cell phone the parents will be able to watch their kids and send commands to them and the robot. KornTech says they have spent US $1 million developing the first unit. They will build more to order for $100,000 right now. In the future the plan to sell the cuties for as little as $5000.