Meet Rapiro – Rapiro can perform a number of household tasks, including making coffee and managing calendars.
Meet Rapiro – The diminutive automaton can be easily controlled by an app or computer.
Meet Rapiro – The robot is fitted with 12 servo motors, which helps give the miniature machine added mobility. Rapiro's creators believe their newest invention will help beginners to become better acquainted with robotics.
Meet Rapiro – Rapiro is powered by Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized computer that plugs into TVs and keyboards. It works alongside Rapiro, allowing the bot to fulfil tasks such as telling the weather.
Meet Rapiro – Rapiro's creator, Shota Ishiwatari, has started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund Rapiro. It has raised over $65,000 so far, with more than a month remaining. Those who pledge $350 will receive their very own robot.
Meet Rapiro – The system comes with several different colored LED lights for eyes.
Meet Rapiro – Ishiwatari wants all of his creations to offer a 'cute' spin on technology, and to bridge the gap between the Raspberry Pi system and robotics.
Meet Rapiro – Forget the cleaning - for tiny surfaces, at least. Armed with a minute broom, Rapiro can double as a robotic maid.
Meet Rapiro – Rapiro can be fitted with a webcam should owners wish to record a day in the life of a tiny humanoid robot. It can be connected to a dongle and controlled by a smartphone.