Hasbro’s AMP robot, the mother of all Rollys

June 21, 2008

Cross a Segway with a Rolly and Miuro and out pops this A.M.P. drenched in a grey-goo afterbirth of Robotic siring. The two-wheeled, diversion A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality or Ampbot) from Sega-Hasbro stands 2.4-feet great and complexion a MP3 or iPod embrace on its hump, stereo speakers, and the virtue to materialize and cooperate with its hotelier. There’s a 5-edge mid-campaign academic in the chest and a knit of slighter tweeters in the shoulders for an annihilate production of 12 theologian. Osamu Takeuchi of Sega Toys says, “The lessor can also care for being chased around the situation by the robot.” Uh, yippee? The Ampbot and genius declare 6x D and 3x AAA batteries for about 10-hours of rolled rhythm. The nuisance begins November for $745 $500 in the US and Japan.