This little three-wheeled robot is designed to be a household companion, security system, entertainment center, and personal assistant. Known as BUDDY, the robot stands just 22-inches tall and weighs 5 kg.
He features an 8-inch smart tablet with built in Wifi and bluetooth that can display an emotive face, information, or be used to play educational games. BUDDY also has a conventional camera, IR camera and IR laser projector, which allows the bot to track and interpret hand, arm and head movement. It can also identify objects, faces and animals.
BUDDY can act as a calendar, read messages sent to his BUDDY app, enable video calls via Skype, and monitor your appliances and energy use. You can also log in to BUDDY remotely and drive him around, to see what’s up at home.
BUDDY can be programmed in C++/ Csharp and also includes a speech-to-text tool for accessing his voice. After a successful Indigogo campaign, Blue Frog Robotics is currently gearing up for pre-sale.