Sony displayed a great number of its own consumer goods, creative technology, and Hi-Res audio equipment at the convention.
Sony also has a robot toy toio on display at the exhibition. The product’s body is shaped like a little white square, but it can rotate and move freely and has many sensors integrated into it, making it easy for consumers to program and DIY.
Sony today produced a video introducing the toio, indicating that the gadget would be available on August 28.
The two toio robots, as seen in the video, form a pair and feature a base for connecting to a computer for charging and programming. The user installs various modules to enable the robot to perform various tasks.
The Sony toio’s bottom features a sensor that can be paired with a specific performance pad for musical instrument performance, and the portable robot can touch the corresponding position to generate a sound, according to IT Home.
The toio system is a hands-on “toy platform” that allows users to place blocks and other objects on cubes and manipulate them with a joystick.
Starting with the ring-shaped controller, the system is jam-packed with features that get kids’ creative juices flowing.
Overall, children’s new, eye-opening experiences when playing with toio plant the seeds of possibilities in their creative minds.
Sony developers came up with the idea for toio because they wanted to give kids something actual to play with instead of just another virtual diversion like a video game.
As the product began to take shape, designers joined the team and quickly began rethinking the system’s core experience value.