With Robosen T9, the Transformers are no longer a fantasy

Have you ever dreamed of having a Transformer that switches between vehicle and robot alone, responds to voice commands, and can still be programmed? During CES 2020, the Robosen T9 stand-alone transformer toy was shown, which changes from car to robot by itself. The user just needs to give the “transform” command vocally, and “Robosen T9” – this is his name – will do it.

The model is equipped with 23 proprietary chips and 22 high precision programmable servo motors, which allow it to perform high-speed, upright bipedal walking, while also automatically converting from robot to vehicle form on command. This structure enables him to walk freely and steadily at a high-speed, 39 feet a minute, and to be highly flexible at the same time.

An interface that can be used on both a computer and a tablet/smartphone allows you to program other poses using the Scratch visual programming language. The app also serves as a joystick for T9 remote control. Using its camera and microphone, the Robosen T9 responds to simple voice commands such as transforming from the robot into a car and vice versa, making funny sounds, posing, dancing, and even push-ups.

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The machine weighs only 1.48kg and measures 265×163×340 mm in robot form and 287×198×149 mm in vehicle form. The aluminum alloy frame packs a 7.4 V, 2000mAh lithium battery. Connected to the internet, the robot also can answer questions and make video calls.

The model was in a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter, when it could be purchased for $299. But in retail, the T9 will cost $499.

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