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Panasonic Debuts Unconventional Companion Robot

Friday, January 6, 2017 5:38
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It might not look much like a person, but Panasonic says its new desktop “companion” robot has many human-like qualities.

panasonic-robotUnveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, the egg-shaped robot, developed as a proof of concept, can move and communicate much like a real person, even though it is the size of a standard kitchen countertop blender.

“This test project builds on Panasonic’s innovations in robotics including battery and power solutions, vision and sensing, navigation solutions and motion control in a new appealing design,” said Panasonic Design Strategy Office in North America director Takahiro Iijima. “This is Panasonic’s latest effort in demonstrating network services in a friendly package, and we are showing this robot at CES as a way of obtaining feedback on its features and functions.”

Equipped with a Wi-Fi network function, the eight-pound, 1.5-foot robot is able to access artificial intelligence-based natural language processing technology which allows it to “communicate in a clear, friendly way.”

The robot can access and use cloud data, and commute with Smart devices in other locations, Panasonic said in a press release. Using an embedded projector, the robot can be used for distance learning or other purposes.

The robot, which can move backward, forward and up and down, has a childlike voice.

“Its voice and embedded projector work together to deliver natural communication that builds a sense of attachment with its human owner,” the company explained.

Panasonic has submitted patent or design registration applications for the robot in the U.S. and other parts of the world.


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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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