Mayfield Robotics earned a lot of praises when it launched Kuri, the adorable home robot from Bosch. This little home bot has added new abilities that have won the hearts of many. Mayfield’s main goal is to make Kuri a part of your family. It has features that would respond to a voice command and it can would watch your face and wait for your next instruction. It can answer back and show animated facial expression and maybe respond to your “I love you”. It is so much fun having Kuri around the house. Kuri is a 20 inches tall robot that weights at about 14 pounds. It has a component that is created with lively interactions that brings out a real sense of personality.
A touch sensor makes Kuri respond to a human touch, just like a normal being a tap on the head makes Kuri look at you and squeak confirming it heard you. Its eyes have a camera that can capture HD pictures and videos, so if you are not around Kuri can give you a livestream. Kuri’s hands and head movement is just like natural, it can smile, blink and can look up, down and side to side. She has four built-in sensitive microphones that can assist her in detecting sound and respond to it. To have a built-in microphone means to also having a speaker that has a great quality. A light would detect Kuri’s mood, different colors for different emotional state. She also has a Mapping Sensor which means she knows where everything is placed and knows where to go around the house.
It has a three hours battery life but nothing to worry about because you can charge it anytime. The added ability of Kuri is facial detection. This means that it can modify its response to react to the faces it can see. It is a big leap in making a robot like Kuri have emotions and warmth. Imagine a robot that smiles back at you when you smile at them? Amazing right? Life with Kuri isn’t just helpful: this home robot brings a totally new spark of life & personality to your home. Learn more about how Kuri can make every day easier, brighter, and more connected.
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By the time Kuri will be launched, it will apparently be capable to follow a monotonous routine based on who it recognizes, letting you know if it sees something that is not usual which means she can patrol your home and sends you a recording for unusual occurrences. Finally, Mayfield now has a formal partnership in the books with IFTTT, which it will use to help expand Kuri’s abilities through integration with connected services and devices. This integration was always on the roadmap, but now the two actually have an agreement in the books to work together. When it launches, Kuri will only be available in the US. They say Kuri would cost $700. They are now in its pre-order stage where you can deposit $100.