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The Internet Renaissance robot, or ITR, is the world's first humanoid
robot to be "integrated" into the family thanks to its unique communications systems. This little fella connects to a dedicated server via the Internet and downloads content which it presents to the user with its voice and movements. With an addon adaptor, the Wi-Fi compatible bot will also be able to download content from a mobile phone. Here we see it translating Japanese and generally looking like it wants to change that other bot's batteries.

There are initial plans for 12 Robo specific channels from Weather to Children's programming.

The ITR has a pair of speakers and 168 LEDs on its chest and hands. It is equipped with USB / Serial ports, Mini SD card slots, and an audio connection port. The robo stands 11 inches tall and weighs 3.3 lbs. The ITR will go on sale in September for $1,600.


ITR robot seeks place in the home [Pink Tentacle]