Japan-based Daiwa House will soon offer “Moogle” [JP], a remote-controlled mini rescue and inspection robot developed in cooperation with the Chiba Institute of Technology. Sized at 50x30x24cm, the little guy weighs just 13kg and comes with a number of features that help humans in emergency situations.
The main features include CCD and CMOS cameras, LED lighting, Wi-Fi, and a laser range finder. Powered by NiMH batteries, Moogle can be used for about 60 minutes in a row, and he is able to drive over obstacles that are up to 15cm high.
Daiwa House plans to start selling the robot in Japan in April next year for $25,000.
This video shows Moogle in action:
Via Robonable [JP]