Household Robot Kuri Designed for Awareness, Contextualizing Ability

Household Robot Kuri Designed for Awareness, Contextualizing Ability

The up-and-coming market of smart home robotics seems to have endless potential at the moment, as seen with Mayfield Robotics’ new home robot dubbed Kuri.

An independent subsidiary of Bosch, Mayfield Robotics took to the current Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to reveal Kuri, its 20-inch tall, one-foot-wide robot.

Chock full of cutting-edge technologies, Kuri boasts asynchronous motors, a high-definition camera, speakers, microphones, and a capacitive touch sensor.

But Kuri isn’t a typical robot full of nuts and bolts. The device is built to serve as more of a companion, even featuring built-in LED lights that change color to indicate the robot’s mood.

Kuri expresses human-like emotions thanks to eyelids to help emote a mood and light squeaks and chirps to respond. The robot is also able to see and even remember people it has seen with the HD camera.

Using a laser-depth system, Kuri is able to track a room in real-time to avoid objects and people, and it also creates a map of each room it is in. Kuri can move around using either voice commands and/or a companion smartphone app.

Kuri is available for pre-order with a $100 deposit and is slated to retail for $800 starting next year.

   
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