Xiaomi has launched the Marvel Avengers: Endgame Iron Man Mk50 Robot that comes with a price tag of 1,965 yuan (~$286). The robot is manufactured by UBITECH and has already been launched in other markets before now. The Xiaomi-listed price tag isn’t very much different from the price on Amazon.
The robot is a miniature version of Marvel Avenger’s Tony Stark also known as Iron Man. It is integrated with a smartphone app that lets you play as Tony Stark and suit up in the iconic MK50 armor to play through a series of nanotech weapon field tests and battle drones inspired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The game and robot are integrated using Augmented Reality. The robot walks and even talks and is like the game player’s portal into the events themed after Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. You can download the iOS/Android app on the respective app stores or TenCent app store.
The robot’s face shield is retractable to reveal an LED screen. You can select specific phrases or upload your own face and even record audio phrases that pop up when the shield retracts during some gaming sequence. The Iron Man MK50 Robot has 7 motors that allow it to perform the following movements: Head up/down, Head side-to-side, arms up/down/fire repulsor action, turning off the waist side-to-side rotation, walk forward and walk backwards.
There is an infrared sensor, located in the bottom front of the Iron Man MK50’s foot which uses reflected infrared light to detect the edge of an elevated surface, like a table or desk, and prevents your robot from falling. If your robot detects an edge, it will automatically stop forward movement and take several steps backwards.
The robot weighs 1.2Kg and has two built-in lithium polymer batteries. The batteries charges in just one hour via a USB port. The Iron Man MK50’s charging port is located under the panel flap in the robot’s right shoulder blade. A fully charged device averages 1.5 hours of play time.