An American start-up, Ingen Dynamics Inc, has designed a unique robot that interacts with all aspects of home in an attempt to become an essential part of human life.
Aido is a social family robot that is capable of doing multiple tasks such as playing with kids, helping with household chores, handling schedules and much more.
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The robot is built on an open platform, meaning Aido’s skills and applications will grow with more and more use. At present the robot is capable of providing entertainment as it features a multimedia projector and 10 watt speakers that can be used to watch movies.
Aido’s patrol mode activate its Smart intruder alert system and sensors that are synchronised with modern security systems and allow it to keep the home safe while you are away.
The robot has been designed in a way that it becomes part of the family. Aido recognises each family member and adjusts to each individual’s preference.
It features a seamless design and uses an omni-directional ball giving Aido a wide range of mobility. It also has recognition and obstacle avoidance built-in that allows it to maneuver flawlessly around the house.
Developers have also taken into account the fact that voice recognition makes the device a lot more personal, which is why Aido also features voice controls.
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Ingen Dynamics launched its start campaign for Aido on Indigogo earlier this year and raised around $700,000 in crowdfunding. The company will start shipping in October this year. The robot would cost $1499 with the possibility to add other features.
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