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This article was published on September 16, 2011

    I want this boombox robot now! I can’t wait til 2012.

    I want this boombox robot now! I can’t wait til 2012.
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    This A.M.P. robot (Automated Music Personality) was spotted at DEMO Fall this month. It’s a two-wheeled, self-balancing boombox robot that serves up music through its two hand speakers and a subwoofer in its chest. With music controlled by your smartphone, this bot is a definite party accessory. The rep for OLogic says it will cost between $300-$400 robot is expected to launch in 2012 or 2013.

    IEEE Spectrum points out that the bot is an upgrade from Sega Toys and Hasbro’ A.M.P. music robot from 2008. While the 2008 version required you to plug in your iPod, this one works with bluetooth. Would you shell out $300 for a robot boombox?

    Check out the demo here: