Navirobo GPS robot points you in the right direction
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The designers of Navirobo must of been targeting kids for this item. It is more of a toy than anything, but the Navirobo’s purpose is to help you follow the directions of your GPS. The little robot sits on your dashboard waving it’s arms in the direction you need to go.
When you are a large distance from the turn (say 700m) the robot will just have it’s corresponding arm up without moving. As the car approaches closer to the destination (200m), it will begin to wave its arm. As you get even closer it will wave its arm even more and start blinking its eyes to indicate “turn now.” The little fly/frog shaped robot is roughly $100. Pioneer & iXs Research co-developed this robot and created this video below.