Week in Photos: New Tallest Building, Smallest Robot, More

Week in Photos: New Tallest Building, Smallest Robot, More
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Tokyo, Japan, July 27, 2007, —As the world's smallest robot i-SOBOT may be tiny, but rest assured he's action-packed.

Designed by Japanese toymaker Tomy, the Ombibot17u i-SOBOT is 6.5 inches (16.5 centimeters) tall and is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest humanoid robot.

The i-Sobot's 200 different actions include dancing, somersaults, karate moves, push-ups, and animal imitations, controlled by the owner via remote control.

This environmentally friendly robot—it runs on rechargeable batteries—will hit the United States in October with a price tag of around $350.

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