Today, robots can entertain,help around the house and even look after the elderly. But is there one among them who can do almost everything? The developers of the startup Ohbot created just such a robot and gave it the name Picoh. In fact, this is a robotic “clean slate”, which can be taught to perform exactly the tasks that the owner needs. Home Assistant? Voice Assistant? Singer and dancer? Anyone can be made of a robot, but there is one nuance that can alienate some customers.
The developers believe that the robot will show perfectlythe owners, how many electronic devices work in their home. The fact is that initially Picoh does not know how to do anything - it must be manually configured using the Python or Scratch 3 programming languages. This opens up broad possibilities, allowing you to connect the robot to webcams and cloud services, as well as use machine learning algorithms.
Unfortunately, tricky tuning can scarepotential buyers. On the other hand, no one bothers them to ask for help from familiar programmers and to acquire an exclusive "smart" lamp or analog Amazon Amazon column. According to the developers, if you wish, the robot can even be taught to recognize a person by face, call him by name, move behind him and move to the beat of the music.
The robot looks extremely simple and even slightlyscary. Its height does not exceed 10 cm, and the design is a head with shoulders, but without a torso. A programmable display consisting of 144 pixels in a 16 × 9 grid is embedded in its rectangular head. A touch sensor is hidden in a small nose, and the Arduino mini-computer acts as a brain.
In addition to Picoh, there are others on the market.programmable robots, but it has one attractive feature - the price does not exceed $ 130. Perhaps this will allow developers to snatch potential buyers from competitors like the Misty robot.
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