July 8, 2006
Plen: Bluetooth controlled robot goes on sale
Plen the Skateboarding robot is up for grabs in Japan. With a height of approximately 23 cms or 0.75 feet Plen is powered by a 32 bit ARM7 CPU at 33MHz and has 18 movable joints. It connects to the PC via USB and can also be controlled by a cell phone via Bluetooth. It comes with a Lithium Ion battery pack, charger, USB cable and Roller Skates. Plen’s battery provides 25 minutes of walking time.
(Video of Plen rollerskating after the jump)
Plen is available now in limited numbers of 50 in Japan for 262,500 Yen ($ 2200)