The RAPIRO Kickstarter project finished up in August and collected £75,099 n pledges after £20,000 goal, but is now available for anyone to order at the robot's official website.
For £199 (A$350), customers can purchase the complete RAPIRO kit, which includes all plastic parts, 12 servos, a servo control board, an RGB LED board, cables, and all of the screws you need to put it all together.
RAPIRO comes with a total of 12 servo motors, one for its neck, one in the waist, four for the two feet, and the final six for its two arms. Rapiro can walk with its feet, can grip a pen, and can turn its head and waist.
The package doesn't include a Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi camera, PSD distance sensor, or speakers, which you'll have to purchase separately.
RAPIRO can also be upgraded with WiFi or Bluetooth modules for smartphone control, and if you added a USB microphone the robot could be programmed to respond to voice commands.
The developer, Shota Ishiwatari (Kiluck corp.), who will be manufacturing the robot in collaboration with 3 small‐sized Japanese manufacturing enterprises describes it as a cute, affordable, an easy to assemble, humanoid robot kit.