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My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot

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My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot -  Wow Stuff - Toys"R"Us
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The Wow! Stuff My Keepon is the dancing robot that moves to any music. The tiny microphone in My Keepon's nose allows him to hear the music you play or even the rhythms you make yourself. My Keepon listens for the tempo of the music and matches the beat with an uncanny sense of timing. You'll never get tired of watching My Keepon dance to any style of music, from slow ballads to pop music. Each performance is an original and unique interpretation. With an array of touch sensors underneath his playful textured skin, My Keepon responds to poking, patting, squeezing or tickling by looking around, showing his mood and making expressive sounds. As soon as My Keepon wakes up, he wants to play and will try to attract your attention. My Keepon sits on top of his very own performance stage, which contains most of the robotic mechanism, so My Keepon himself can be soft and squishy to touch. My Keepon even has his own non-verbal language, which he uses to express himself and try to grab your attention. It's not clear what he says, but he sure is cute. This little robot has big personality! My Keepon is based on his cousin Keepon Pro, a research robot created by two BeatBots scientists and used in playrooms to study social development and autism. When you buy My Keepon, a portion of the purchase is used to expand the Keepon Pro family of research robots, which will be distributed to researchers and practitioners investigating the use of robots in autism therapy.
Features
Dance mode
When in dance mode, My Keepon uses his built-in microphone and state-of-the-art beat detection to dance in time with the rhythm of clapping, patting or your music. My Keepon will mesmerize you as he listens and grooves to any style of music.
Touch mode
My Keepon has an array of invisible sensors beneath his textured skin. Poke, tap, squeeze or tickle him and My Keepon will react. The dancing robot's mood also changes in response to your touch, with emotions ranging from curious to excited to sleepy and everything in between.
Interactive
My Keepon shakes, dances and craves your attention. This interactive dancing robot even has its own non-verbal language, which he uses to express himself and to try to grab your attention.
Hidden robotic mechanism
My Keepon sits atop his very own performance stage. This stage contains most of the robotic mechanism, so My Keepon himself can be soft and squishy to the touch. At the base of the stage are two simple buttons – one to put My Keepon in dance mode and one to put him in touch mode.
Social development
My Keepon was created in conjunction with the scientists at BeatBots who created Keepon Pro and used the robot in playrooms to study social development and autism. When you buy My Keepon, a portion of the purchase will be used to expand the Keepon Pro family of research robots, which will be distributed to researchers and practitioners investigating the use of robots in autism therapy.
Powered by batteries or an adapter
Power My Keepon with batteries, and he will have enough juice to dance to about 100 songs on the move. There is also a socket for an optional plug-in power adapter if you want to use My Keepon in one place for a longer period of time.

Product Description

My Keepon is a new interactive toy based on its cousin Keepon Pro-a research robot created by two scientists. Dr. Hideki Kozima and Dr. Marek Michalowski of BeatBots have been using Keepon Pro in playrooms to study social development and autism. When the pair of roboticists made Keepon dance on YouTube for the very first time instantly became an Internet phenomenon.

To answer the thousands of fans who have asked for their very own Keepon, Wow! Stuff has teamed up with BeatBots to create My Keepon, a lifelike robotic toy who can live in anyone's home.

So who is this charming yellow robot who stands two tennis balls high? My Keepon is cute, squeezable, and insatiably curious; craves your attention and touch; and has dance moves like you've never seen!

My Keepon sits atop its very own performance stage. Interact with My Keepon in Touch or Dance mode by selecting the appropriate buttons on the base of its stage.

Touch mode has an array of touch sensors. My Keepon responds to poking, patting, squeezing, showing its mood, and making expressive sounds. See if you can discover what makes My Keepon inquisitive, annoyed, or content.

In Dance mode My Keepon dances like nothing else! A microphone in My Keepon's nose allows it to hear the music you play (or your own rhythms). My Keepon listens for the tempo of the music and matches the beat with an uncanny sense of timing. You'll never get bored watching My Keepon dance to any style of music, from slow ballads, to high-energy disco. Each performance is a unique interpretation!

Batteries: 8 AA batteries are required (not included)

Features

  • Interactive dancing robotic toy is based on a research robot created to study social development and autism.
  • Cute, squeezable, and insatiably curious robot craves your attention and touch; and has dance moves like you've never seen!
  • My Keepon responds to poking, patting, squeezing, or tickling by looking around, showing its mood, and making expressive sounds.
  • A microphone in My Keepon's nose allows it to hear the music you play. My Keepon dances to any style of music, from slow ballads to pop music, to high-energy disco.
  • Each My Keepon purchase made this 2011 holiday season will help expand the Keepon Pro family of research robots, which will be distributed to researchers and practitioners for further autism therapy.

Additional Info

691482

35DEE790

5060096384991

KP-1001

1.9 pounds

10.8 x 5.6 x 5.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot
 
2.7

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (69)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cute (28)
  • Fun (27)
  • Easy to use (25)
  • Attractive (24)
  • Colorful (24)

Cons

  • Poor quality (15)
  • Poor value (13)
  • Boring (11)
  • Loud (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Young children (25)
  • Adults (12)
  • Teenagers (12)
  • Celebration (6)
  • Paperweight (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (33), Quality oriented (11), Budget shopper (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (34), No (20)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Keepon is getting an unfair bad rap.

This little yellow fella is based off of a $30,000 prototype being used primarily for autism research and advancement. He is an absolutely astounding purchase for [$]. Please don't be so disappointed in...Read complete review

This little yellow fella is based off of a $30,000 prototype being used primarily for autism research and advancement. He is an absolutely astounding purchase for [$]. Please don't be so disappointed in a wonderful consumer version -- some of the proceeds of your My Keepon purchase go towards furthering autism research, which is worth it alone!Yes, I am biased in that I've been a fan of Keepon since I first saw him on YouTube in 2007, but I am wholely impressed with how smooth My Keepon operates. As another reviewer here wrote, he is a toy. And he is just darn cute!His movements are fluid and charming. He is very interactive -- try patting him on the head repeatedly for different effects. Tickle him by squeezing his sides gently and he will giggle. Poke his backside and see if he becomes annoyed with you. He dances well to many different genres of music; he sometimes takes a moment to readjust his dancing style if the pace or the beat changes, but he is not jerky and he does not stop dancing easily.His batteries last quite a long time, and we had very little to no difficulty installing Rayovac batteries. He is also compatible with any 12V adapter, although he does not come packaged with one.His rubbery material is a bit of a shock if you, like me, expected him to be a bit softer or smoother, or even more velvety, and I suspect that it may get dirty easier than other materials although I haven't noticed any issues with dirt in the week we have had My Keepon, and again, we have four boys.Overall, I highly recommend My Keepon to anyone who enjoys a toy as just that. He is not creepy as Figit, another popular robot for this holiday season's shopping, inherently seems to be. He has brought much happiness to my family of four boys of various ages, and my husband and I are equally enthralled by watching how he reacts to various songs. You can't be in a room with My Keepon without wanting to imitate him or interact with and talk to him.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

I wish it was as great as it should be

I have loved Keepon since I saw it in videos. I was so excited for it. To get one, to bring it everywhere, to give it cute little hats, convince my friends...Read complete review

I have loved Keepon since I saw it in videos. I was so excited for it. To get one, to bring it everywhere, to give it cute little hats, convince my friends to get one... I knew it wasn't going to be exactly like the actual one, but I did expect it to be better than this.

Music has to be incredibly loud for it to pick up (and it may not at all). It also rarely picks up slower music or ballads or anything that isn't fast with high beats. Similarly, there are times where in a song (whether it be because of a small change in the music or what) it'll pause for about 10 seconds and do nothing.

Other issues are, while thankfully it does have a sleep mode (8 batteries is a lot), it'll go into it very quickly. I've had mine do so just when I was in the process of putting on a different song. The battery compartment is also quite hard to work with.

In short: I do not regret my purchase (Thus why I still gave it 3 stars), but am disappointed as it really doesn't work nearly as well as it should. Even if some shortcomings were expected, this is a bit overkill in the amount of them.

And while I previously expected to recommend it to all my friends and take it all over, I don't know if I'll even bother considering most of the time it won't even react.

However, if a friend of mine did like it regardless (after seeing it in person), I would still recommend it to them. And it does seem to react to some songs better if it hears them again.

Also Touch mode seems to work perfectly fine more or less.

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3.0

Package open, item dirty

By Jacksmomma

from NY

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

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        Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

        Was ok, service was poor. Item was in broken package with no lid and dirty. Not likley to be given as a Christmas present as intended due to poor condition.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        3.0

        Not what you see in the video

        By Egr Dad

        from Portland, Oregon

        Pros

        • Cute
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

            I liked this toy; my daughter enjoys it immensely. However, if you have seen the videos of the robot, you will probably be disappointed. This is because all of the videos are of a hand-made robot called the "Keepon Pro" (the parts for this robot are in the $30000 range). The My Keepon, which is what can be purchased, is not the same.

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            • No

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Adorable!

            By Eiffelimee

            from England

            About Me Value Oriented

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Colorful
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Fun
            • Good Value
            • Simple design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Celebration
              • School Activities
              • Teens
              • Themed Parties
              • Young Children

              Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

              It is an adorable little guy, i dont know how you cant like it! Amazing dancer, picks up the beat in under five seconds for me! No, it doesnt fall over whenever you poke it mine is just about perfect!he is really simple, im terrified of robots but this little guy just doesn't scare me at all! I was really nervous to try one at my friends house because of my fears, but i found myself odering the second i got home! I cant complain and a bargain as i got mine for only [$] with no p&p from another store!

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              • No

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing technology under $20

              By Hacker-Dave

              from CA

              About Me Frequent Host

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Colorful
              • Easy To Use
              • Fun
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Celebration
                • Teens
                • Themed Parties

                Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                I wanted a Keepon ever since I saw the [$] version at [@] - Cutest robot ever. But it needs a ready-made 12V 1.5Amp Power supply to save me making one. Some documentation for DIY-Maker crowd would be great- so far we know it has an SPI tap-in point but the command set is unknown?

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                • No

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                (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Worst robot ever

                By Andrew's mom

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Parent

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Colorful

                Cons

                • Boring
                • Poor Quality
                • Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Young Children

                Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                This robot didn't work the way I wanted it to. It wouldn't even start up! My son was happy when he got this out on Christmas day, but when we put the batteries in, (too many needed) It wouldn't turn on.
                Very sad ending for him too, went right in the trash.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Can't argue with the sale price

                By Jay Allen

                from Lansing MI

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Fun
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Robot Geeks
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                  At the current sale price of [$] this little guy is amazing. I knew ahead of time that it wasn't the same as the original one on the first youtube videos, but frankly I don't care. Sure I'd love one of those but I'm not expecting $30K engineering out of a [$] toy. At $50 my review probably would have been a bit more negative, but at this price I can't really say a bad thing about it. My kids love it to death (ages 4 and 2).

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good for the price

                  By Morgan

                  from California

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Colorful
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fun
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Teens

                    Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                    I just got My Keepon, and it is actually pretty cool. Based on all these reviews, you would think that this is a terrible toy, but it actually isn't. I mean, you are only paying [$] for the thing, do you really expect it to be THE COOLEST toy ever? It does everything that the box says it will do, it dances to music, although it does stop from time to time to sort of "get back into" to the music. (re-recognize the beat) This will probably happen because the beat changed. to avoid this, my suggestion would be to only play songs that have the same basic beat throughout the whole song. I would suggest using slower Irish music. The reason this music is good is because it has a even beat ALL THE WAY through. Don't use fast Irish music though, because the Keepon can't move fast enouph to keep up with the music. It does react to your touch, but it doesn't make that much noise. If you are thinking about getting this toy, don't get it because you think it will be a interactive toy that does different things when you touch it. Get it because you want to watch it dance. This is not like a Firby, if you know what that is, in the sense that it will "play" and interact with you. This toy is strictly meant to be used as a "dance partner". In my opinion, this toy is good for tweens or young teenagers. However, young children (ages 4-10) would also get some joy out of this toy. Overall, this is a very good toy for the price, and I would definetly reccomend it to someone who wanted a cute, dancing robot. Also, the reason I gave this toy five stars is because this is a perfect toy, for the price.

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Not so great...

                    By Livi's mom

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Parent

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Colorful

                    Cons

                    • Boring

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                    Not as neat as I thought it would be, got boring after a few minutes for my kids. At first it really got their attention but it doesn't really do much, besides move only a little. The movements aren't too noticeable. Couldn't really tell a difference in it's "emotions" or "dances". Better to skip this one.

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                    (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Excellent Paperweight

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                    By Riki the mechanical design engineer

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • cute

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Paperweight

                      Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                      This is not the Keepon Pro robot you see on YouTube. This is the toy version, and it performs poorly.When you are in Music Mode, My Keepon analyzes the beat and dances to it. First it stops and listens for 5 seconds, and once it finds the beat, it moves back-and-forth 16 times regardless of whether the music is playing. After that, it stops for 5 seconds and repeats the same listening cycle.When you are in Interactive Mode, My Keepon responds to touches. Inside the robot there are small buttons, and you need to feel through its skin to find those buttons for it to react. And of course, it won't react if you happen to miss the buttons.For [$] when I bought it, I think it is reasonable. Don't forget you still need to chip in another 8 AA batteries. It now perfectly functions as a paperweight.

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      What I expected and more

                      By Greg21

                      from Boston MA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Colorful
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fun
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                      • Material

                      Best Uses

                      • Teens
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about My Keepon Interactive Dancing Robot:

                      I am surprised with all the negativity. The batteries were easy to install. This robot can dance to the ryrhem pretty well.overall a good product.

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