Takara Tomy Ami-chan Robot Grandchild
Takara Tomy is no stranger to robots, but they wanted to make their latest robotic creation something special, or at least for grandparents. Meet Ami-chan, a robotic grandchild that comes loaded with a 1,600 word vocabulary and AI-powered facial recognition technology that lets them accurately identify people. Why is the latter necessary? After identifying the person, it address them by name. Read more for a video and additional information.



The company touts that its fabric-based frame can be comfortably hugged and having a head full of hair means that brushing or other accessories can be used on it. Other features include the ability to sing 40 nursery rhymes / songs, ask questions that change depending on the time as well as season, and quite possibly the strangest of all, talk in her sleep. She’s powered by four C batteries and available between August 27th – September 15th from the Takara Tomy Mall, priced at $250 USD.

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Takara Tomy Ami-chan Robot Grandchild

Our Amaenbo Ami-chan is a doll for seniors who can recognize faces and communicate with you by installing an image recognition chip” that utilizes AI. The size when Ami sits is 30 cm, which makes it easy to hold,” said the company in a press release.