updated 10:45 am EST, Mon November 20, 2006
IZI Robotics netoy
Similarly to the Nabaztag/tag WiFi rabbit, IZI Robotics' netoy will read out news, weather, and audio books streamed from a wireless connection, AVING reports. By contrast, though, the netoy will depend on Korean wireless ISP Nespot for its data. More localized functions will include a wake-up call and daily scheduling. The robot has a 1.5-inch LCD built into its chest, and moves its arms and torsos about as it speaks from 2W stereo speakers. Pricing and distribution information is unannounced, but it seems unlikely that the netoy will migrate from Korean shores.