SketRobo is a small robot that can draw pictures ranging from pre-programmed ones to custom portraits. The robot at IFA held an ink pen and quickly drew one of 200 pre-loaded pictures on a regular-sized sheet of paper. It signed “Tosy” on each one in script. Another version of the robot will have a camera in its eyes that can snap a picture and then draw the user’s portrait. It will cost around US$100.
The other robot, DiscoRobo, danced to the beat of whatever music played. It also has coordinated facial expressions.