Mayfield Robotics is a startup fully owned and funded by Bosch, with a team of co-founders that have extensive experience in the field of robotics, but also in interaction design and machine learning. Their first product is #Kuri, an intelligent home robot making its official debut at CES this year,… [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
Domestic robots are sort of here, with self-driving and speakers that control your smart home, but Mayfield Robotics’ #Kuri could be the first real home robot, combining mobility and true interaction with approachable, friendly design.
Basics of a buddy botKuri responds to voice input, and in this way is similar to other devices like Google Home or #Amazon Echo.
Echo evolvedIt’s tempting to think of #Kuri as a rolling Echo with the ability to blink, but the robot is much more than that.
The robot looks like something that’s leapt out of Wall-E, and the end result is a robot you want to befriend.
Mayfield Robotics is asking pre-order customers to put down a $100 deposit now for #Kuri reservations, with the balance of its $699 asking price due at shipment.
Opinion… * Man-Made