On the site of the national funding of Xiaomi in China, a fundraising campaign was started for amusing robots-players SIMI Football Robot. The toy was conceived as a child, but it would be interesting for adults too.
What do we have here?
SIMI Football Robot in red and blue uniforms are sold in pairs. Robots in height almost 12 centimeters are equipped with "capture", which allows not only to hold, but also to snatch the ball from rivals. It can be installed in two positions: beginners will be easier to learn when the ends are at a distance of 9 centimeters, and experienced players will be enough and standard 6 centimeters.
Small players move on hidden wheels and score the ball with their feet. Each robot has its own remote control in the same color. SIMI Football Robot works from three AAA batteries, multi-colored Xiaomi Rainbow (now they are sold under the ZMI brand) will last three and a half hours. For the console you need two more batteries of the same format, you will have to buy everything separately.
In the box to the two robots and consoles put two balls and sets of stickers for customization.
In China, SIMI Football Robot are sold at $ 32 per pair. In the spring, similar Soccerborg robots will appear in Europe, but they will cost under $ 100.
Xiaomi also cooperates with the Chinese manufacturer of robot-designers Mitu.
Source: Mi Home