The Japanese company Okamura Corporation designs the assistant robot in his own labs surrounded by the idea to build a “Friendship” partner. It could be used as a friend or in other fields like conference rooms, in hospitals, or for receptions in offices.
Even the little helper cannot prepare the coffee or take clothes to dry cleaning, it has the ability to read information over the Internet or responds to your voice with short answers. It doesn’t have a human face, but it can express emotions using LED’s and a matrix of symbols.
Areas of application
The robots can be found in most unexpected places, but is not the case for Robotalk.
Used in reception greetings, the robot can be a useful tool for information while maintaining a pleasant conversation with the visitors. With its little body and a lovely voice, the talking robot is a sign of hospitality.
A meeting room is a good place for Robotalk. With the feature to search over the Internet, the robot can be a serious source of information in real-time. Also, it can be used to keep track of time in meetings.
The best job for Robotalk is the assistant job. It has the ability to support in everyday use to send or scheduled e-mails, remember daily tasks, and also can read the latest news.
Used in hospitals, it can be the partner without limited time. Used in scheduled tasks, Robotalk remembers when the pills must be taken. Quizzes and games are available if you are bored and willing to play games.
Using a wide range of sensors, Robotalk can sense the presence of humans. Using camera sensor integrated in the head, the robot greeting with simple words the person that passes through the field of detection. Using words like “Good morning,” the talking machinery can be programmed to speech the favorite words of the user.
“What time is it now?” could be one question and the answer coming in second. Equipped with a variety of applications this little helper could be used as a source of news, for games, or to play your favorite music.
With a minimalist design, Robotalk is a stationary device with body based on ABS, acrylic and aluminum materials. With entire body based on white and black color, the head of the robot is almost entirely composed of a 60-LED array and has two degrees of freedom. The body has integrated the speaker, microphone, 2-megapixels camera, USB port, humidity sensor, proximity sensor, and temperature sensor.
Is a simple robot without arms, legs, and a multifunctional head. Inside the body is 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor which runs Ubuntu using 1GB DDR2 SD RAM. For store is available 8GB of memory that is enough space for the operating system, games, and other applications.
The price was revealed and this little simple and friendly robot cost about 3726 EUR ($5,087).