What is MechaRobo?
The mechanism and concept of MechaRobo is based on Karakuri
doll It is our experience of collaborative work with Karakuri
doll master, Yorozuya Bunzo that went a long way to develop
MechaRobo. (Click here to see moving image of our performance
with Yorozuya Bunzo - "Onono-Tofu" and "Syakkyou") MechaRobo
performs in accord with audio output. The mechanical appearance,
one of MechaRobo's strong personalities, enables it to have
flexible color just by changing costume and script, which
also allows audience to fill their imagination. Thanks to
this flexibility, MechaRobo can meet a wide variety of customers'
demands. It can express various motions only using simple
mechanism. It is a wonderful entertainer while it is an effective
communicator who makes lasting impressions and promotes company
and product awareness at a sales floor or a booth in the exhibition
hall. Its representational power and acting talent make great
contribution to marquee.
Doll was Japanese antique mechanized doll developed
as a popular entertainment in the eighteenth century
and is still famous and popular. Mechanisms fitted inside
make dolls move by themselves. Japan's equivalent of
automata. It can be roughly divided into two types:
puppets mounted on floats and those used in rooms.
MechaRobo is designed to attract the gaze of people. Its
mechanism and performance are eye-catching. It is possible
to attach props and costume to MechaRobo. A bit of garnish
and motion can change its color dramatically and the mechanical
appearance allows the audience to fill their imagination.
With custom-made molding and costume
How can you make good use of MechaRobo?
At Storefronts or Exhibition
As being a wonderful entertainer, MechaRobo attracts pedestrian
who just passes in front of your store or booth at the exhibition.
Moreover, it is an effective communicator who promotes your
product. If you make a set of several MechaRobos, its presence
and representational power will be more than double due to
its funny appealing image.
At Museums or Science Museums
As an exhibit under the theme of "Robot", "Structure of
a machine" or "Science", MechaRobo is a choice. In Japan,
a couple of museums used. MechaRobo or a set of five for a
part of their special exhibition and MechaRobo was very popular.
Also, as a permanent exhibit, you could make MechaRobo guide
a museum at the entrance or explain a specific exhibit.
We also have "move a flag up and down" Game MechaRobo. In
this game, you stand in front of MechaRobo with red and white
flags in your hands and follow its directions.
but not least, depending on your idea, MechaRobo can be any
kind of performer.