Palro robot pal from Fujisoft
by Mark R
Sure, I love covering robots here on Coolest Gadgets, and this particular one from Fujisoft is the Palro. I can only assume that this is some sort of blend of the words “Pal” and “Robot”. However, I would rather it have been called “RoPal”, doesn’t that sound so much cuter?
Palro comes with a lot of features that include 20 joints, five microphones, voice recognition, mono speakers, 3 Megapixel camera, Wi-Fi IEE 802.11 b/g/n, gyro-sensor, three-axis acceleration sensor, eight pressure sensors on the feet, 1GB internal memory, a USB port, and an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor. In other words, he’s your laptop with arms and legs.
The Palro is powered by a 7.4V/2,800mAH lithium ion battery for power. Palro weighs in at 1.9 kg and is 15 inches tall.
Now, what is it that Palro can do? That is for the user to decide! Palro has some open architecture which allows the user to decide what they want to use Palro for.
Unfortunately, the Palro isn’t just available for anyone. But then again, not everyone can afford to shell out $3,300 for what is essentially a programmable robot. Fujisoft is planning on selling about one thousand Palros to research institutions on March 15. If you are a research institution, then you should probably hurry up and place your order. I’ve heard that the Trade Federation ordered enough Palro’s to take over the planet of Naboo.