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August 22, 2007 7:54 PM   Subscribe

Keepon, the bot that bounces to the rhythm! "[It] is a small creature-like robot with a soft rubber skin, two cameras in its eyes, and a microphone in its nose. Keepon is designed to interact with children by communicating attention and emotion. It has four degrees of freedom: attention is directed by turning +/-180° and nodding +/-40°, while emotion is expressed by rocking side-to-side +/-25° and bobbing up to 15mm:"
posted by Phire (24 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Watch its reaction to visual stimuli, and have another dancing video, this time to Spoon's "I turn my camera on".
posted by Phire at 8:00 PM on August 22, 2007


fucking. want.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 8:17 PM on August 22, 2007 [4 favorites]


That was fun!
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:38 PM on August 22, 2007


Goddamn that's cute. I want one.
posted by notsnot at 8:39 PM on August 22, 2007


So, what, it's the 2007 equivalent to that goddamned dancing beercan from 1995?

*watches video*
*heart grows three sizes that day*
posted by lekvar at 8:40 PM on August 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


But it's so much more cuddly.
posted by Phire at 8:43 PM on August 22, 2007


Keepon dances better than 99% of frat boys. I love him.
posted by Liosliath at 8:55 PM on August 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


I flagged this as a double, but I didn't see that the video was new, and it was nicely done, too. Is that an official video for the song?
posted by empath at 9:28 PM on August 22, 2007


Oh my gosh, it looks edible! like a yellow peep.

Thank you Phire, this video just brought my family closer together.
posted by anitanita at 9:34 PM on August 22, 2007




I love Keepon with all my heart. And thanks to Keepon, I love Spoon too!
posted by arcticwoman at 9:39 PM on August 22, 2007


quater waters: That's the video linked in the FPP! I'd be keen to see more videos if you've got 'em though!
posted by puddpunk at 9:50 PM on August 22, 2007


Keepon dances better than 99% of frat boys.

Agreed. But you can still tell he's white because his feet don't move at all. Wish I could find the Eddie Murphy bit about that.
posted by maxwelton at 10:16 PM on August 22, 2007


Damn! I can't get it to play - it just goes to "replay." I wanna see it!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:32 PM on August 22, 2007


Ok...I got one of them to work! Dancing Peep man! Yeah!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:37 PM on August 22, 2007


Light Fantastic: Youtube is running in fucked-up mode right now due to maintenance, so embedding is broken. Also broken: age verification. Darn, no youtube jailbait tonight.
posted by tehloki at 12:31 AM on August 23, 2007


I hate this sort of gimmicky crap.



..usually.




*want*want*want*
posted by tomble at 5:21 AM on August 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


It looks like the top half of two Hitachi Magic Wands glued together and painted yellow.

Not that I'd know.

*cough*
posted by bitter-girl.com at 6:07 AM on August 23, 2007


bitter-girl.com: "It looks like the top half of two Hitachi Magic Wands glued together and painted yellow.

Not that I'd know.

*cough*
"

... I was thinking more of Totoro, myself.
posted by Drexen at 6:45 AM on August 23, 2007


We're gonna keepon, keepon, keepon, keepon,
dancin' all through the night!

We're gonna keepon, keepon, keepon
doin' it riiii-i-i-ight!
posted by tadellin at 8:25 AM on August 23, 2007


Japan wins.
posted by william_boot at 10:55 AM on August 23, 2007


Two great things that should go together...

I got my Keepon, I got my Keepon...
posted by lekvar at 12:38 PM on August 23, 2007


I've been watching this all morning. And I generally have such a high resistance to marketing / consumerism.

*want*

Also I'm really starting to like Spoon.
posted by coined at 1:42 PM on August 23, 2007


More pics and video. None of them quite as fun as the Spoon video though.

The Infanoid is possibly even cooler if a bit more creepy
posted by DanielDManiel at 1:44 PM on August 23, 2007


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