Robotic Doll, "Dollfie® Honey Hatsune Mikus" Debuts at Anime Expo 2017

A new entertaining, moving doll called“Dollfie® Honey” has been developed in an experienced joint collaboration between robotics company Speecys Corp. and doll / figure company VOLKS INC.

Speecys Corp. founder Tomoaki Kasuga was involved with development of AIBO, the beloved robotic dog. By using experiences gained from both parties, the Dollfie® Honey was born.

VOLKS, Inc. has collaborated with Speecys Corp. developers of the “AIBO” (Artificial Intelligence Robot) to create a new innovative and entertaining way to enjoy Dollfie® called the “Dollfie® Honey”.

A special “Hatsune Miku” version of the Dollfie® Honey will be making her North American debut at the VOLKS USA Booth #600, "Anime Expo 2017" held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1st to July 4th.

■Dollfie® Honey x “Hatsune Miku”:
Dollfie® Honey is a self-moving doll with a body height of 60 cm and has the freedom of about 28 degrees of movement. It's appearance is easily customized due to it's soft outer skin and compatibility with Dollfie Dream® heads and costumes.
The Dollfie® Honey is equipped with a RaspberryPi 3 CPU board powered by Linux and movements can be created with “MikuMikuDance”. (The same as other models created by Speecys.)
VOLKS INC. is proud to announce that Dollfie® Honey and “Hatsune Miku” will be working together to bring a dream collaboration to life. The amazing self-moving Dollfie® Honey, combined with the charming cuteness of “Hatsune Miku” will work harmoniously to redefine the meaning of “moving dolls”!

▼ About “Dollfie Dream®”:
Dollfie Dream® is a unique type of doll that was originally released in 2003 by hobby company, VOLKS INC. in Kyoto, Japan.
Dollfie Dream® are a type of dream doll that captures the charm and spirit of Anime and Video Game Characters!
By blending the charms of Figures with the extreme detail of Dolls, the Dollfie® was born into the world!

▼ About “Hatsune Miku”:
"Hatsune Miku" is a "software" developed by Crypton Future Media, INC. that allows users to input lyrics to have the character sing a song.
Many talented artists around the world have created music and other media using "Hatsune Miku". Through the Internet, a new movement and community was born due to this software's usage. “Hatsune Miku”'s unique appearance allows her to be one the most recognizable characters in the world. Acting as a virtual singer, she travels the world performing live concerts, collaborates with many brands and has popular collectables.

▼ About “Anime Expo 2017”:
Anime Expo is an annual convention dedicated to Japanese culture and currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Traditionally Anime Expo (AX) is held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo is growing in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America.

▼ Functional Specification of “Dollfie® Honey”:
● Same size as the VOLKS industry standard 60 cm doll.
● The Dollfie Dream® outfits and head parts can be shared.
● Achieve delicate, smooth movement with high freedom.
Drive system: Articulated dual pull wire Drive system (patented)
● Height:about 60 cm (23.6')
● Range of joint motion:up to about 200 degrees (depending on parts)
● Possible joint degrees:28 axes
・Waist: 3 axes (rotation, left and right, back and forth)
・Leg: 4 axes x 2 (rotation of tight, opening, knee, ankle)
・Arm: 7 axes x 2 (rotation and opening of shoulder, rotation of upper arm, elbow, wrist x 3)
・Head: 3 axes (rotation, left and right, back and forth)
● Hosting Connection:WiFi, LAN, and etc.
● RaspberryPi 3 board (LINUX installed)
● Motion creation possible with MikuMikuDance (VMD file use)

Speecys INC.:

[Event Info of Anime Expo 2017]
Name: Anime Expo 2017Booth # 600
Date: July 1st to July 4th, 2017
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center
Booth: VOLKS USA, INC. #600

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