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Picture of P-Noir Picture: Flower Robotics
  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Humanoid
  • Released:
  • 2001
  • P-Noir

    The well-known robot designer and founder of Flower Robotics, Tatsuya Matsui, realized that in 2001 humanoid robots played a role resembling that of a clown. With this in mind, he developed the P-Noir robot, an interactive dance robot made to entertain consumers.

    The robot was inspired by a Pierrot, which is a melancholic black clown, thus the name “P-Noir.” P-Noir is not always that melancholic, however. She can display emotions by laughing or sobbing, and dances with humans by using her sensors to detect a person’s movements and mimic them.

    This female humanoid robot is made of a silicon material and has a built-in music box which plays “La Chanson De L’adieu.” According to Tatsuya Matsui, this was his way of saying goodbye to his previous design, “Pino.”


    • Displays emotions by laughing or sobbing
    • Dances with humans
    • Uses sensors to detect a person’s movements
    • Made of silicon material
    • Has built-in music box
    • Plays “La Chanson De L’adieu”
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