AvatarMind iPal Companion Robot is a social robot designed as an educational and entertaining friend for children and elderly people. It is intended to serve as a learning and safety companion for children. It is also designed to get kids off the couch and fuel their interest in learning. Standing 3.5 feet tall, iPal has a built-in camera and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity. Parents can use iPal to keep an eye on children from another room or from anywhere outside the home, and they can even use the robot to interact with their children remotely.
iPal can also be a companion for elders living alone who, due to health or mobility challenges, may not get the social interaction they’d like or may need a bit of assistance around the house. iPal can aid in medication compliance and medical monitoring, and it can supplement professional care services to help the elderly live independently longer. Kids can also use the robots to communicate visually with their grandparents. Standard Android apps can run on the screen located on iPal’s chest, and the robot has a microphone to record and save video and audio.
iPal is equipped with many motors that give it a wide range of motion in the arms and neck. Three infrared and five ultrasound sensors provide short- and long-range object detection, with built-in obstacle collision avoidance software, while a 1.3 MP camera and six microphones capture and record video and sound. The battery is in the base to make sure the robot has a low center of gravity and isn’t likely to tip over. The robot can see the space around it and avoid nearby objects.
iPal’s standard high-performance battery provides a full day of typical use, while an optional upgraded battery runs for nearly three full days on a single charge. iPal is compatible with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and is fully cloud-connected for remote accessibility from anywhere. While it has legs, iPal rolls around on wheels, as walking is much more complex and expensive.
Among other possible applications, iPal could be employed as a greeter or receptionist in a business or at a hotel.
WHO IS IPAL ROBOT FOR?
|It is for CHILDREN.
For children, iPal is a fun companion. It can talk, dance, tell stories, play games, encourage physical activity, and enable them to chat with friends, share videos, and safely connect to the internet and social media.
|It is for PARENTS.
iPal is a teacher for their children with spoken language learning and tablet-based educational programs, providing educational content in an engaging manner that supports social development and encourages interest in science and technology. Parents can remotely control iPal and monitor their child’s safety and activity on their smartphone or desktop from anywhere and at any time.
|It is for ELDERLY.
Many elders are alone and lonely. They often have problems keeping track of everyday activities, such as taking their medicine. iPal is a constant companion that supplements personal care services and provides security with alerts for many medical emergencies such as falling down.