Keepon is a social robot that interacts with people and dances when music is playing. It's used to engage with children in autism research. A toy version, My Keepon, is designed for general audiences.
Keepon Pro: Equipped with camera, touch sensors, and autonomous and teleoperation modes. My Keepon: Touch sensors and autonomous mode.
27.5 cm | 10.8 in (including base)
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11.5 cm | 4.5 in
1.5 kg | 3.3 lb (Keepon Pro); 1 kg | 2.2 lb (My Keepon)
N/A km/h | N/A mph
Keepon Pro: Cameras (in the eyes) and microphone (nose). My Keepon: Array of touch sensors (body) and microphone (nose).
Keepon Pro: Four DC motors with gearing and encoders. My Keepon: Three toy-grade DC motors
Keepon Pro: 12-V DC power. My Keepon: 8 AA batteries.
Keepon Pro: On-board microcontrollers for low-level motor control and an external computer for high-level behavioral control. My Keepon: On-board microcontrollers.
Keepon Pro: Custom software, written in C and Max. My Keepon: custom audio processing and behavioral state machine.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
4 (pan, tilt, lean, and bounce); In My Keepon, the last two are coupled on a single motor.
Keepon Pro: Custom-machined aluminum and silicone rubber skin. My Keepon: Injection-molded plastic and elastomer skin.
$30,000 Keepon Pro; $40 My Keepon (launch price; current price may vary)