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|1. (WO2017191765) ROBOT|
|Applicants:||PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
A robot (1) has a spherical main housing (101), a first spherical crown part (102), and a second spherical crown part (103). The robot (1) is provided with a display unit (206) attached via an arm to a shaft (112) that connects the first spherical crown part and the second spherical crown part, a first drive mechanism (207) that causes the first spherical crown part and the second spherical crown part to rotate by rotating the shaft, a second drive mechanism (209) that causes the main housing to rotate about the shaft and that is independent of the first drive mechanism, and a power source (213) that is charged with power from an external charger (2) and that supplies power to the first drive mechanism and the second drive mechanism. When the power source is not being charged with power from the charger and the amount of power remaining in the power source is equal to or less than a prescribed value, the second drive mechanism is controlled to stop the rotation of the main housing, the first drive mechanism is controlled to switch the rotational direction of the first spherical crown part and the second spherical crown part, and the display unit is caused to move up and down.