Japan's most famous cat (or perhaps second most famous after the beckoning cat, maneki-neko), Hello Kitty, is 50 year old and Sanrio is celebrating with all kinds of special collaborations and one-of-a-kind items. Few, though, can be more Japanese than this tie-up with IT company Mixi, which is adapting its Romi talking robot with a Hello Kitty makeover. The result? The unique, limited-edition Hello Kitty Romi AI Robot!
Using a real AI engine with proprietary deep learning software that has been educated through thousands of words and expressions, and boasting 100 facial expressions and movement patterns and over 100 everyday life functions (alarms, reminders schedulers, etc.), the Hello Kitty Romi AI Robot can really keep you company like a real person. And since this is a special Kitty-chan model, it plays Hello Kitty songs and even has her trademark bow where her ear would be. If you are learning Japanese, and want someone to help you with everyday conversation but aren't around Japanese people, this is the next best thing!
Specs and Features:
- Licensed Sanrio item
- Collaboration with IT company Mixi
- Conversation language: Japanese
- Plays Hello Kitty songs
- Limited availability
- Dimensions: 10.6 x 10.6 x 9.6 cm (4.2 x 4.2 x 3.8")
- Material: polycarbonate
- Requires monthly membership fee to access full features
- Comes with Android and iOS app, AC adapter, USB Type-C cable
- Instructions/manual: Japanese