Big-I –a smart robot and an irreplaceable family member15 August 2016
Today nobody is surprised by such personal assistant robots as Siri, Alexa, Cortana etc. But what if the functions of the abovementioned machines are performed by a compact and mobile robot? It already exists and its name is Big-I. It is a smart device which swiftly reacts to users’ requests and is able to connect with various gadgets of a smart home, remind family members about important occasions, give them useful advice, etc.
Big-I looks like a little trash can with an eyeball on top. It can move, see, hear and answer questions with quite a pleasant voice.
Developers say that Big-I can be really irreplaceable in a fussy everyday life. It will advise you to get dressed warmer if the temperature is below a certain threshold or to take an umbrella if it is going to rain in the evening. The robot will tell you how to cook a new dish, regulate thermostat system and turn on the lights or music when tired owners come home in the evening.
The robot is easy to program. API and a convenient control system make Big-I even more functional and smart. It connects to mobile gadgets and modern intelligent systems. As a result, a personal family assistant can easily become a part of a smart home.