TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese robot maker Tmsuk unveils a new guide and floor cleaning robot “RIDC-01″ which can recognize human voice and speaks to guests during a press preview…The robot, 1.3-meter tall and weighing 100-kg, is also equipped with a projector on its head and can show DVD movies or information. Tmsuk will start order with a price of 10 million yen (85,000 USD).
That Japanese version of a floor cleaning robot ought to get real kissie-kissie for 85,000 dollars. This is especially so when the Home Shopping Network sells a Roomba(tm) for $200 that does the same work.
According to the Japanese website of Tmsuk the manufacturer the “RIDC-01″ the name comes from the Robotics Industry Development Council (RIDC).
The robot’s specs are:
1,300mm H / 700mm W 960mm D
Weight approximately 100 kg
Power source: 24-volt DC lithium ion battery (100V AC power charger)
Operating time: 120 minutes maximum continuous operation time
Independent 2 wheel drive
Maximum speed: 3.0 km/h approximately
WiFi and cellphone enabled
Speech recognition and synthetic-speech enabled in conversational Japanese
Robot arms with 10 degree of freedom in 3-axis
Emergency stop and obstacle sensors