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Japanese Toy Company Presented Voice-Control Helicopter

Jan 15, 2009
There are toys that even grownups enjoy playing with. One of such gadgets was recently presented by a Japanese company that developed a helicopter that reacts to voice commands.

The company, entitled Taiyo Co. Ltd. presented its invention at a toy forum, which took place in Tokyo. The company's representatives mentioned that the sales of the toy helicopter will start in March.

"Radio-control toys haven't changed for long time. We thought it would be fun to give vocal commands instead of hand operations," stated Naoaki Koide, marketing official at Taiyo Co. Ltd..

With the help of its voice-control toy helicopter, the Japanese firm looks forward to increase its annual sales by selling over 100,000 units. Its target audience is middle-aged men who would play with the helicopter together with their children.

The price of the voice-control helicopter is expected to be around (5,229 yen) . What is really impressive is that the helicopter is able to respond to both English and Japanese commands. People from Asia, Europe and the North America will have the possibility to purchase the voice-command toy.

To be able to play with the helicopter, the user has to wear a headset that will allow giving commands, such as: "start engine," "up," "hold," "down" and "stop". The microphone picks voice commands and then sends them to a controller-box equipped with a microchip. Then the controller box sends the radio signal to the toy. The operator may also play with the helicopter using a conventional remote control that comes with the gadget.

The voice-control toy helicopter is 18 centimeters long and is able to fly 10 meters away from its user.

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Jul 04, 2015 03:31 PM » posted by: Mario

Nov03 sara-leeyes sorry typo *pinterest i cant seem to see the pin it button anwheyre on your page? very very cool stuff by the way, Im a primary school teacher and your ideas are fantastic for the classroom:)Reply</a>

Jul 04, 2015 03:31 PM » posted by: Mario

Nov03 sara-leeyes sorry typo *pinterest i cant seem to see the pin it button anwheyre on your page? very very cool stuff by the way, Im a primary school teacher and your ideas are fantastic for the classroom:)Reply</a>

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