Home robot Kuri debuts at CES2017-01-03 17:44 by Daniela
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Mayfield Robotics today introduced its first intelligent home robot, called Kuri, which is designed with personality, awareness, and mobility to brighten up your home.
The 20-inch tall, 14-pound device is about the size of a small child. It has a round white head with a bell-shaped white, gray and black body. It also comes with an app for iOS and Android for setup and control capabilities.
Kuri has a 1080p camera, a speaker and a 4-microphone array that allows it to tell where a sound comes from. It also has a complex array of sensors in its belly that let it map your home and avoid obstacles.
"Many have dreamed of having a robot in the home," says Kaiien Hsiao, chief technology officer at Mayfield Robotics. From watching robots like R2-D2 in Star Wars and Pixar's WALL-E, "a robot has finally come to life" with Kuri.
"While insanely cute on the outside, Kuri contains serious technologies on the inside that represent the latest developments in smartphones, gaming, and robotics," Hsiao added. "We hope Kuri introduces people — especially kids — to the power of technology and can inspire a new world of possibilities for their future."
The robot will be shipped at the end of the year at the price of $700. It is already available for preorder in the U.S. today, with a $100 deposit.
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