While some scientists working with artificial intelligence see nightmares about the robot uprising, mere mortals almost do not face highly intelligent machines at all. Even more than that, AI gadgets available today look cute and not scary at all. Here are three such devices.
A real Mary Poppins, only electronic. A Baby Monitor that helps parents watch their small child from a distance. Obviously, the gadget has audio and video channels.
Its special thing is an integrated algorithm of sound recognition and analysis. Cocoon Cam monitors the little darling, listens to his breathing and notifies parents about emergencies. In addition, this gadget studies the baby’s sleep and gives reports. But the most important thing is that all this is based on the sound detection without any touch sensors.
Emotional interactive robot for teaching children, mainly children with special needs. With its help, they play educational games that enhance cognitive, emotional and motor functions. The device praises child's social participation, but at the same time teaches self-reliance.
This gadget is an interactive ball. All touches are perceived by a multi-touch. The robot can talk and change its mood thanks to the LED-lamps that glow different colors, depending on the situation. It is the part that AI is responsible for.
When you meet this device for the first time, you can mistake it for a vacuum cleaner robot. But Kuri is an extra smart house cleaner that reminds Siri in the vacuum cleaner shell.
In addition to the standard function set (going round obstacles, memorizing the house plan), it is able to communicate with family members. A built-in camera with a special algorithm is able to recognize household members and allows it to refer to each of them by name.
Moreover, Kuri memorizes the habits of people living in the house, so it will not start cleaning at 7am on a Sunday, if you’re usually asleep at this time.
If there is no one in the house, cleaning robot turns into a security guard: it monitors the premises and sends messages about unexpected situations.