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Breaking Dancing Robot Toys

DiscoRobo Busts a Move at CES 2014

— January 10, 2014 — Tech
One of the most affordable and most awesome robots (a winning combination) at CES 2014 was the DiscoRobo, a robot that detects nearby music and dances to it.

DiscoRobo uses "the latest beat detection technology" to perform an astonishing 56 different dance moves complete with eight facial features. And if more than one DiscoRobo is present, each can even communicate and dance with each other. DiscoRobo is available in four bold colors: red, blue, pink and purple. The cute little guys also come equipped with a mobile app that allows you to chat with the dancing robot, as well as choreograph its moves.

There is even a head spinner accessory just in case DiscoRobo needs to bust out some old-school moves. Don't be too embarrassed when you get served by DiscoRobo.
Trend Themes
1. Music-detecting Robots - Creating robots with ability to detect and dance to nearby music presents an opportunity for tech companies to create new models that can perform a variety of dance moves and interact with each other through beat detection technology.
2. Personalized Robotic Toys with Mobile App - Developing a mobile app that allows users to chat with their personalized dancing robot, choreograph its moves and add more facial expressions and moves, presents an opportunity for robotics companies to create engaging and interactive toys.
3. Hybrid Robotic Toys - There is an opportunity for tech companies to create hybrid robotic toys that not only dance but also perform other functions such as storytelling, teaching and even monitor health.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics Industry - The entertainment and consumer electronics industry can leverage advancements in robotics technology to create innovative and engaging robotic toys for entertainment purposes.
2. Toy Industry - The toy industry can develop new types of personalized robotic toys and games that appeal to children of all ages, with options to customize facial expressions and movement patterns.
3. Healthcare Industry - There is an opportunity for healthcare companies to develop hybrid robotic toys designed to improve physical and mental wellbeing for children and adults, such as monitor physical activity, provide medical feedback and even help with mental health issues.
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