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Robi: The Interactive Robotic Companion that Speaks Manglish

Robi 1st Edition

Robi - 1Utama Shopping Centre
Robi, possibly the first ever robot able to speak Manglish, arrived in Malaysia with the launch of the Robi partwork magazine and online store by DeAgostini.

Robi is a fusion of sophisticated design and advanced Japanese technology that was designed to provide interactive bonding experiences for the entire family.

Providing an in-depth understanding of how Robi works, an educational magazine along with instructions and model parts, can be collected over the course of 70 issues, or ordered online. Families and robotics enthusiasts can look forward to assembling Robi with their own hands.

From 10 to 12 March, families can learn more about Robi’s cute and amusing behaviours at a roadshow in One Utama Shopping Centre.

Professor Tomotaka Takahashi, the creator of Robi, will be on site to introduce Robi to visitors during the roadshow.
Robi - 1Utama Shopping Centre
To celebrate Robi’s debut in Malaysia, there will be a special performance featuring 100 Robi robots in a synchronized dance.

Building on the theme of “ASSEMBLE ROBI, UNITE A FAMILY”, the event will also provide opportunities for families to get acquainted with Robi through hands-on experiences at the interactive stations, and have their photos taken at a Robi-themed photo booth.

There will also be various giveaways, competitions with prizes give away including; kids drawing contest, Robi assembly game and an autograph session by Professor Takahashi.

Robi - 1Utama Shopping Centre

Incorporating cutting-edge robotics technology from Japan, Robi has become the bestselling humanoid robot worldwide. He can communicate with users, even expressing emotion through the colour of his eyes.

Robi 1st EditionHe can talk, sing, dance and control selected household appliances.

He has an extensive vocabulary of more than 250 phrases, providing a deep level of interaction between humans and robots.

The specially designed Malaysian version of Robi has also been programmed to speak some Manglish phrases, as well as English, Malay and Chinese.

The first issue of Robi is now available at a special rate of RM24.90 and will then retail at RM74.90 per issue at the following retailers; 7Eleven, Borders, Cold Storage, Hamleys, Jason’s Food Hall, Kinokuniya, Mercato, MPH Bookstores,, Pansing, POPULAR, RadioShack, Times and WHSmith.

It is also available for purchase online at

Members of the public can visit the roadshow from 10 to 12 March at Highstreet, One Utama Shopping Centre. The first issue will be available at the event at the promotional price of RM24.90.

Customers who subscribe online will also enjoy a promotional 10 % discount – Pre-order and more details can be found on the Robi online store

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