The structure of the Meccanoid G15 KS robot kit tells us much more than a ton of words. Embracing the open source concept, a Canadian toy company released the 122 centimeters (48-inch) tall robot with walking and talking features. The kit is designed to encourage children to program and build humanoid robots in the LEGO style. But the technical and software details can be enjoyed by anyone who wants a quite amusingly personal robot.
Founded by Frank Hornby in Liverpool, U.K., the Meccano company made a fantastic effort to revitalize the Meccano brand in the world of intelligent toys. The first construction kit since the company was reinvented is the G15 KS, a LEGO-like robot kit with limitless possibilities for a humanoid robot.
The G15 KS kit allows different designs and is controlled by a Mecca Brain. The Mecca Brain is the intelligent part with speaking abilities and a voice recognition system that lets you have a primitive conversation with the robot.
Two motors, eight servos, and 550 parts are the components that can be configured to create at least two human-like designs.
For a greater variety, the Meccanoid G15 KS can be programmed in three ways: using a Learned Intelligent Movement (LIM), through Android and iOS application, and the third option is to use a smartphone and a motion capture interface that controls the robot to move its limbs in order to mirror the user’s movements.
All these features have a price tag of $399.
Meccanoid G15 KS launches