November 27, 2008
Friend of Friends: Mickey Mouse Robot from Sega
If the cash crunch can’t get you a trip to Disney then a consolation is in store for you. Friend of Friends robotic Mickey Mouse from Sega Toys is the prize you can treat yourself to till the cash flow comes in again. Boasting of a 600-word vocabulary, it can keep you amused for a limited time, after which you can resort to twitching its nose or indulging a general hug. It also hosts internal body sensors for voice and touch and can even play games. He responds to specific spoken commands but doesn’t take it kindly if you treat it like Pluto (a dog!).