Bacpress: So far, home robot s use have been rather boring – they do nothing but their jobs, like cleaning the ﬂoor or playing music. They are far from being a true home companion. Now, however, consumer robotics and artificial intelligence company Anki has announced Vector, a home robot with “personality.”
Home robot capabilities; Vector
A Qualcomm APQ8009 processor enables it to be smart, approachable, and autonomous. A 120-degree field of view camera allows it to see the world and recognize faces, while an array of four microphones lets it hear and understand each individual in the room.
There’s no need for a smartphone to be tethered to the home robot – it is only needed for the initial setup of the robot.
Vector can display diﬀerent animations on a color IPS display and reacts to its environment in a way that’s full of personality and meaningful.It even responds to human touch, thanks to the capacitive touch sensor built on its back. Vector is also able to play games like Blackjack.
The device has been able to capture $ 1.8 million in its Star Trek campaign, a record breaking record.When it’s feeling tired or low on energy, Vector can locate and roll back to the charger.
Actually, Vector’s more than a home robot. He’s your buddy. Your companion. Most of all, he’ll make you laugh. Curious, independent, and powered by some preposterous tech and AI, he can read the room, express the weather, announce when his timer’s done (no overcooked dinner on his watch), take the perfect snapshot, and so much more.
Of course, it is supposed to add new features to this funny assistant in the near future. For example, he may in the future act as a security camera when you’re not at home.If it hears music, it may even dance to the beat. The initial price for the robot will be 250 Euro.