California University of Pennsylvania will host the unveiling of Roboni-i, a revolutionary robotics toy produced by Robonica, at Carnegie Science Center on Saturday, November 21.
The toy is the world’s first programmable gaming robot and features 360-degree movement, 16 sensors, and four processors. Roboni-i navigates itself, avoids obstacles, plays games, does tricks, and interacts with its environment. Customizable and pre-loaded with games, kids and adults can play alone with the robot or against others, create their own games, and download ones that other people invent.
“At the Science Center, and in particularly with roboworld™, we are committed to providing our visitors with tangible ways to learn more about robotics and the wide array of applications for these technologies,” said Co-Director Ron Baillie. “Roboni-i has the potential to make an impact on various fields of robotics, and this is a great opportunity for visitors to get up-close to the first robot toy of its kind.”
Representatives from Robonica will be at the Science Center from 10 am to 4 pm, during which time visitors can learn more about the toy and try it out for themselves. Robonica is pioneering a new high-growth robotic gaming category in an attempt to redefine the entertainment robotics market. Roboni-i is the first in a series of products that will highlight advanced robotics technologies and interactive software.
“Roboni-i is a fusion of interactive game-play and real-world robotics—a novel combination with instant mass appeal that will elevate robotic entertainment to a new dimension,” said Tom Dusenberry, president of Robonica. “We are excited to bring this new and unprecedented product to the hands of visitors at Carnegie Science Center.”
Cal U has formed a relationship with Robonica in order to demonstrate its commitment to world class partnerships with global companies and its mission to explore and provide experiences in state-of-the-art robotics technology.
“The Roboni-i robot is very cool both in function and appearance,” said Mike Amrhein, assistant director and outreach coordinator of Cal U’s National Center for Robotics Engineering Technology Education. “Its ‘edutainment’ concept allows the user to participate in virtual applications and simulations with folks from anywhere in the world. These kinds of applications are what our robotics students research while preparing to contribute to and take part of the exciting world of agile robotics, and it’s a great opportunity for Science Center visitors.”
Roboni-i will be available in the Science Center’s XPLOR Store the day of the event. All Robonica products are CE- and FCC-certified and meet the U.S. voluntary toy safety standard ASTM F963 Standard Consumer Safety Specification on Toy Safety. More information about Roboni-i can be found at http://www.robonica.com/pdf/RoboniiSpecSheet1.3.pdf.