Mar 062006

Eco-Be mini-robotEarlier today in Osaka, Japan, Citizen Watch Co. unveiled a one inch tall robot that bears an uncanny resemblance to a Zippo lighter on wheels. translated a brief article about the Eco-Be from today’s Hokkaido Shimbun Press and are able to provide a few details about the mini-robot.

The Eco-Be stands roughly 1 inch tall and is a little more than 0.5 inches wide. It is powered by a watch battery and driven by a small wristwatch motor. It moves forward and backward and can make turns based on direction it receives from an infrared remote control.

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