CES 2017: mayfield robotics unveiled the intelligent ‘kuri’ robot at the CES 2017 trade show in las vegas. characterized by personality, awareness, and mobility, the robot is said to ‘add a spark of life to any home’. the smart bot can understand context and surroundings, recognize specific people, and respond to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and unique sounds. sourcing the many beloved robots of popular culture like R2-D2 and WALL-E, this mechanical buddy can also be defined by its adorable personality and extraordinary connectivity abilities.
kuri can interact with people through expressions, movements, and sounds
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‘for generations, people have dreamed of having their own personal robot in the home, and we’ve been focused on making that dream more of a reality,‘ said sarah osentoski, COO and co-founder of mayfield robotics. ‘we’re proud to introduce kuri to the world and can’t wait to see how he touches the lives of everyone, ranging from parents and children to early technology adopters.‘
the personal robot can fit within the modern smart home environment
behind the clean design, the ‘kuri’ robot runs on extremely advanced hardware that powers its impressive capabilities. its 1080p camera enables home-owners to check up on the place or their pets in real time whenever away. furthermore, with a 4-microphone array, powerful dual speakers, and wifi and bluetooth connectivity, the personal robot can play music and podcasts, or read the kids a bedtime story whilst simultaneously on the go. when on the move, it utilizes its various sensors to map and detect edges and objects to avoid. additionally, its IFTT capabilities enable it to connect as a focal point within the modern smart home environment.
it is accompanied by both iOS and android apps
‘while insanely cute on the outside, kuri contains serious technologies on the inside that represent the latest developments in smartphones, gaming, and robotics,‘ said kaijen hsiao, CTO and co-founder of mayfield robotics. ‘we hope kuri introduces people — especially kids — to the power of technology and can inspire a new world of possibilities for their future.‘
the personal robot is deinfed by its lovable personality
presented at the CES 2017 which runs from the 3rd to 8th january, the ‘kuri’ robot is a small, friendly mechanical buddy that measures 20 inches (50.8 cm) tall and weighs 14 lbs (6.35 kg). to help users control the bot, it connects to both iOS and android apps.
when needing to refuel, it simply returns itself to the charging dock
the electronic buddy uses sensors to map and detect objects