Not many domestic robots have an attitude but MANOI definitely has one. He thinks he is cool and can prove it by break dancing and doing a fantastic job at it! MANOI is another kid robot from the great roboticist Tomotaka Takahashi (he also wants to adopt him). MANOI is a small (approx. 2 Feet / 40 cm tall) remote controlled humanoid robot that can replay pre-programmed routines. He is battery powered, weighing only 3.5 pounds / 1.6 Kg with 17 degrees of freedom on a anime-inspired plastic body makes him a very popular robot in Japan! You can pick one up if you have about US$1500 laying around.
Here is pictures of MANOI with his full anime-inspired plastic body (cool looking):
and here is MANOI naked and showing off his innards (not that good looking):
The nice thing about MANOI is when you see him in action like this video:
I personally think that the guys who shot the video of MANOI break dancing were inspired by this 2 year old video of my two friends (who now work for GMC) break dancing:
Both are great although I tend to like MANOI's moves much better without really "breaking"! Enjoy.