Kondo's latest RoboOne robot, KHR-2HV, is now available to non Japanese customers via the Japanese gadget exporter AudioCubes. RoboSavvy.com also sells the KHR-2HV kit, but it ships from Japan
. The kit costs about $1000 and features several improvements over the original KHR-1.
The upgraded robot features more controls, gears, servos, and software, adding more tricks and skills to the memory. Designed with a well-balanced body with a bigger chest for a muscular look. With ultra light weight aluminum alloy frames for the body, Kondo KHR-2HV is faster and lighter for jumps.
The robot can also do cartwheels and backflips. He has 17 joints and comes with a NiMH battery. Both AudioCubes and RoboSavvy report that the battery capacity is 300mAh, but that seems ridiculously low to me.
[Via Engadget ]