Ever wondered exactly what that cute little orange blob from the EDF Energy “Feel Better Energy” TV advert is? Well, actually it’s a little social robot designed to help children with development disorders such as autism called My Keepon.
My Keepon™ is an interactive robotic toy for kids of all ages. In its touch mode, it responds to pokes, pats, and tickles with a rich variety of emotional movements and sounds. In its dance mode, it hears the beat in music or clapping and dances in synchronized rhythm.
If you’ve thought about hacking it for a project, it’s very much doable. YouTube-ing it comes up with a reasonable amount of hacks involving it, including this proof of concept video of qdot testing out some of his code on the My Keepon. All of which is also availble over at his GitHub page.
If you do take an adventure into hacking My Keepon or one of the other robots from BeatBots be sure to keep us in the loop and let us know what you create!