Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, one gadget wins the Last Gadget Standing prize for the coolest, most innovative, most unique or useful tech at the show. This year's top tech innovation is no exception.
When you think of robot toys, I bet you think of the little plastic ones with flashing lights and sounds that you pray run out of batteries sooner rather than later. But this cool robot toy is one that you hope will never lose power.
I'm talking about the Meccanoid robot, winner of the CES 2015 Last Gadget Standing. This incredible personal robot of the future comes from MeccanoToys, the creators of Erector Sets.
What does Meccanoid have to say for itself? "More than just an amazing robot, Meccanoid is an expandable, reconfigurable robotics platform. Build your own exploration rover. Build an animatronic dinosaur. Build whatever you can imagine with this simple and powerful invention platform!"
The Meccanoid G15KS from MeccanoToys starts at a cool $399, but what it can do will be well worth the money. It's the first humanoid bot of its kind, standing at four feet tall, and boasts easily programmable functions that direct its every move.
The bot comes with built-in conversations, voice recognition and much more. Users can create their own conversations and responses by recording and moving Meccanoid in the programming phase.
There is also an app for programming Meccanoid. You can move the bot in a "ragdoll" phase or you can insert your phone and Meccanoid will copy your movements in real time.
And it doesn't stop there. Meccenoid doesn't have to stay as a humanoid robot. You can disassemble and rebuild the entire thing into different structures, like a dinosaur or a rover. The only limit is your imagination!
You can see the Meccanoid in action below. You'll want one of these charming little robots for your very own!