Concept: To create a bot that plays the piano or some songs that are pre-programmed.
Idea 2 – Autoreply bot
Concept: Typebot that generates and types autoreplies to emails that you dont want to reply.
Follow Me Bot Ideas and Sketches
Idea 1 – The puppy bot
Concept: A bot that is consisted of a webcam strapped onto an electronic car. The car will produce different actions depending on the gestures giving by the user, which is identified by the webcam.
Idea 2 – The fishing bot
Concept: A bot that imitates the movement of the human arm. A webcam is placed beside it and it senses the movement of a player’s real arm, which is corresponded to the robot, which has the rod to catch fish from a fishing toy. This is to create the illusion of caching something without actually catching it physically.
Wind Bot Ideas and Sketches
Idea 1 – The slap bot
Concept: A bot that has a plastic hand attached to it, and uses natural wind data to behave. It can also be programmed manually using a webcam (flexible for changes)
Idea 2 – The clapper bot
Concept: A collection of hand clappers attached to servo motors. The clappers react to the natural wind data and produce a symphony of applause.
The Kuri Mobile Robot is a home robot that is designed for entertainment in the household. Unlike robots that focus on house cleanliness, and connectivity with the different devices in your home, Kuri is like a smart pet that can provide real-time emotional feedback to the voice and provide audio entertainment. It is similar to a monitor camera as live feedback can be activated by the user of the application to see what is going on in the household and it also sends notifications to the application user if there is unusual activity in certain areas of the home. Customized messages and missions can be told to Kuri through the application, such as “check if Suzy has returned home” or “make sure the cat is not on the kitchen table”, and Kuri would know how to navigate to the specific room or area to check. (idk about you but I would really want this in my home)
Internet of Things is displayed through the interaction between the functions of Kuri and how it can be activated through an application from a user that is not in the same space as Kuri. This robot is pretty suitable for households with children or pets.
An overview of the functions of Kuri
Interview with the creator company of Kuri, Mayfield Robotics, about the tech behind Kuri
A D V A N T A G E S
Provides real-time monitoring of household through a built-in camera and application
Able to navigate around a household and identify each specific room
Using mapping sensors, it is able to navigate smoothly and avoid obstacles
Face recognition allows Kuri to recognise the people of the household. It also can identify animals.
Kuri can provide auditory entertainment through speakers
Small motors allow Kuri to show certain emotions and feedback to certain remarks
Voice sensors and rotary motors allow Kuri to turn towards the direction of the person calling it
VERY CUTE STRUCTURE!!! (looks like a baby penguin)
D I S A D V A N T A G E S
Unable to navigate up and down stairs
May not be as practical as it only provides monitoring and audio functions
Unfortunately, the Kuri robot has cancelled its production and Mayfield Robotics has closed down. Hopefully in the future a new company could create a similar robot with more functions 🙁