iPhone & Android Shimi robotic dock dancing on video

Well now if you simply must have a dock for your iPhone or Android smartphone then why not have one that can dance along to the beat of your music whilst looking cute and adorable? Well perhaps sometime in the near future you will be able to own a robotic dancing dock for your iPhone or Android handset.

According to the guys over at Gizmodo, by way of The Next Web, Shimi the robot has been developed by Tovbot, and are apparently going to showcase the Shimi prototype at the Google I/O 2012 after party, and Shimi is a robot speaker dock for both the iPhone and Android smartphones that can dance along with the beat of the music you are listening to.

However, Shimi doesn’t just dance to the beat, the cute robotic dock can also apparently recognise both gestures and facial expressions using your smartphone camera, along with keeping you updated with what’s going on over at Facebook and Twitter.

The Co founder and CEO of Tovbot, Gil Weinberg has said, “Shimi is actually the product of nearly a decade of musical robotics research. We’re very excited about the opportunity to show the Google developer community what we’ve put together using the Android platform.”

So for our readers we have a couple of videos showing off Shimi in action, the first of a lone Shimi ding its stuff, and the second is the Shimi Band so head on down and hit those play buttons to check out the cutest robot dock around. However unfortunately the word is you probably wont be able to pick up Shimi before next years CES…enjoy.

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