July 10, 2009

Gorilla and Penguin Robots are Taking Over Our Kids!!!

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Combine cockroach mobility with high technology and the unlikely results are robot toys that mix science with "the cool factor."

Or at least that's the hope of Bossa Nova Robotics, a Pittsburgh-based company and Carnegie Mellon University spin-off that's combined high-tech with low cost to produce "Prime-8" and "Penbo."

Prime-8 is a cleverly obnoxious robotic gorilla that combines speed and attitude, while Penbo is "an adorable penguin that's all about interaction and nurturing," said David Palmer, Bossa Nova co-founder and chief operating officer.
Read more after the jump...
Penbo is a rare robot designed for girls.

Sarjoun Skaff, one of the co-founders of Bossa Nova Robotics, refers to an illustration of Penbo.

(Photos above by Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

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