Chibi Rail Robot Assistant





    This 36" high Chibi Rail Robot Assistant can greet visitors and lead them through an area while talking and gesturing towards the surroundings. Its speech can be Bilingual. The advantage of this robot is that it does not take up floor space, or encumber and impede the travel of visitors. Instead it uses ceiling space to safety traverse itís run, out of reach of the general public. The Chibi rail robot assistant is a unique interactive robotic device that can be used in any environment that requires a host, tour guide or lecturer; like museums, centers, institutions and laboratories.

    The assistant robot consists of a rail system, power supply system and interactive robot. In large facilities a number of robots could be ordered and configured as assistants for different sections, each with their own distinctive designations. The robotís main sections are transparent, affording an interesting and festive view into the interior, which is decoratively fortified with numerous bright light emitting diodes, which grace the printed circuit boards within. In operation the robot has the capability of introducing itís self, introducing the environment area and taking visitors on a tour of the area.

    The rail must be ceiling mounted with a series of appropriate brackets that are supplied. The preferred ceiling mounting height is no less than twelve feet. For extremely high ceilings the brackets must have extensions added to bring the robot down to an appropriate height for visitors to view. Please inquire about this if needed.

  The Chibi robot assistant configuration enables the robot to traverse a span without the difficult effect of navigating around the public. As desired, the rail system is fitted with a series of trigger devices that cue the robots actions as it navigates. When a cue signal is detected, the robot accepts the detection as a  cue of its actions. Colored illumination of the domes and crystals switches at stops between Red, Amber, Yellow, Blue, Green and Violet. The speech element is stored on a SDHC card. The gesturing and pivoting of the robot is provided by a series of gear motors, mechanical and electrical limits. When alterations are made to the environment floor the mannerisms and speech can be changed to meet the new requirements. To update the unitís activities, the robot is preset to the new tasks. The mode of operation for the robots can follow a few different formats depending on the setup. The Robots travel can be started automatically on a timer or initiated at a push of a button when a visitor group arrives. The robot can be setup to start from each end or return to the beginning as itís only starting point. The rail power is 12 VDC provided with a power supply which is adapted to the local utilities configuration. The primary for the power supply features a GFI protection system as an added safety measure. As shown, the rail guide on the robot is configured to lock the unit on the rail so that it is always secured properly.

  The robot measures approximately 36Ē tall and is fabricated out of aluminum, polycarbonate, acrylic, UHMW and other quality, well engineered materials. An interactive robot capable of 20 recorded speech segments, mobile robotic torso, two electromechanical arms for gesturing, control panel, control system and 80 feet of cable rail complete with appropriate power supplies and basic mounting brackets. Price does not include on location installation. Prices are stated in US currency. Customs and associated shipping and installation costs are to be incurred by the purchaser. Please Note; for additional rail footage and associated components, please contact us. More than one unit can be provided: Additional robots can be fabricated simultaneously if needed at additional costs.

7-year warranty against defects in our workmanship; Free Life-time phone/internet technical support; Life-time parts supply sourcing for our exhibits at wholesale prices. Our exhibits have a long service life expectancy, with many units still functioning smoothly at 10 years plus. They are so easy to maintain and repair, that it usually takes regular museum staff only 15 to 30 minutes. 


We are currently working on upgraded versions that are telepresence & can pick up and transport small objects for applications in industry, adaptive technologies for the disabled, security and exploration.


Chibi-chan our Rail Robot Assistant: Rough Footage of our Shop Test!







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