...designed to interact with children by communicating attention and emotion. It has four degrees of freedom: attention is directed by turning +/-180Â° and nodding +/-40Â°, while emotion is expressed by rocking side-to-side +/-25Â° and bobbing up to 15mm. In addition to his role as a BeatBot, Keepon is used in research on social development and communication.
This little guy is capable of reacting to visual stimuli and of totally rocking out. The video below is both a neat demo of Keepon in public and an excellent music video in and of itself.