Keepon

(Not new. Video uploaded back in 2007. Many students including me didn’t know it when I first saw it in last semester’s (awesome) Toy Design class so I thought many of this class may haven’t seen it either. Anyways doesn’t hurt at all to watch again.)

Keepon is a cute smart little robot originally designed for therapy for children with mental illness. But everyone else loves him too. I love how simple yet effective the design is. Cameras in the eyes and a microphone in his nose. Now a cheap and not-so-idealizedly-awesome version available as a toy.

update:

this video explains the two versions much better

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One Comment

  1. Michael Linnik
    Posted February 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    It is a very simple and effective device. It is made to look cute and looks like a character from some animated show which helps it be more approachable. This toy could easily be incorporated into children’s indoor play areas or into something as simple as an alarm clock radio.

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