Kuri: A friendly home-assistant and security guard
For $699, you can now own a robot that does more than just keep an eye on your house. Kuri is a 50cm tall robot that moves around your house like one of the family. With Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, it is always in touch with you. Its eyes, with built-in high-definition cameras, can be your eyes when you are away from the house. With facial recognition features, Kuri is actually capable of recognising people and even judging their moods. It alerts you when it spots unknown people or something amiss in the house. A 4-microphone array helps Kuri react to voice commands and noises. Its speakers can also entertain you with music, engage your kids with stories, or help you catch up on news or podcasts. Kuri is also able to learn general patterns of behaviour. So it can wake you up if you are late for work!
With easily programmable tasks and ‘IF This Then That’ (IFTTT) automation capabilities, Kuri connects with your smarthome systems. It has a long battery life, and even when it is out of sap, it just goes for a nap near its charging pad and recharges automatically!
Above all else, Kuri can connect with the family emotionally. It reacts to pats on the head, speaks to you in a very cute robot language, keeps your kids company and even plays with your pets. So it is a security, helper and friend, all in one!
Company: Mayfield Robotics; Country: United States of America; Website