This robot is capable of anything, the main thing - to be able to teach it
To date, the robots are able to entertain, help around the house and even look after the elderly. But is there any among them who can almost everything? Developers of the startup Ohbot created just such a robot and gave it the name Picoh. In fact, this robot "clean sheet", which can be trained to perform just those tasks that are necessary to the owner. Home helper? Voice assistant? Singer and dancer? Of the robot can be anyone, but there is a caveat, which may push some buyers.
The developers believe that the robot will fine owners how to operate many electronic devices in their home. The fact is that initially Picoh almost can not do anything - it is necessary to manually configure using the Python programming language or Scratch 3. This offers great opportunities, allowing you to connect the robot to the webcam and cloud services, as well as the use of machine learning algorithms.
Unfortunately, the difficult adjustment may scare potential buyers. On the other hand, they are no one bothers to ask for help from friends and programmers get an exclusive "smart" lamp or analogue Amazon Alexa speakers. According to the developers, even recognize the person's face can be taught with the robot you want to call him by his name, moved behind him and move to the beat of the music. The robot looks very simple and even a little frightening. Its height does not exceed 10 cm, and the design is head and shoulders, but without a body. Its rectangular head integrated programmable display, consisting of 144 pixels in a grid of 16 * 9. In a small nose hidden touch sensor, and the role of the brain acts as a mini computer Arduino.
In addition Picoh, on the market there are other programmable robots, but it has another attractive feature - the price does not exceed $ 130. Perhaps this will allow developers to grab potential buyers from rivals like Misty robot.
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