Like Arnie in T2, Robosapien awoke this morning with the horrible feeling that a newer, more formidable robot was roaming the streets. He’s right – please, shake the plastic hand of Robonova, our favourite new acro-bot.
Contrary to his intimidating appearance, the one foot tall humanoid isn’t prone to fights or WD40 drinking competitions. Instead, he’s a balletic, graceful chap in the vein of our recently deceased friend QRIO.
The video footage of Robonova on iwantoneofthose's site is mighty impressive, showing him playing to the camera with press-ups, running and, his signature move, a super-smooth cartwheel.
You can control his actions via remote control or create custom moves by manipulating him yourself and clicking a button.
He comes pre-assembled out of the box, and is made from gold anodized metal brackets to make him tough enough to resist a cross-examination from your dog.
There’s none of Robosapien’s robot-rage inducing caveman speech and, unlike the QRIO circus act, Robonova’s actually available to buy today.
The down side is that your hunk of dancing nuts and bolts comes at something of a premium – £720 to be precise. That’s a hefty investment considering he can’t even make a cup of tea but give us a few more of those cartwheels and we’ll be reaching for the credit card. Here's on sale at www.iwantoneofthose.com
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