Emotix, a Mumbai-based robotics startup, has launched Miko 2, a companion robotic for youngsters. Miko 2 comes two years after the corporate unveiled Miko, its first robotic available on the market. The Miko 2 has superior parental controls, higher microphones, a entrance digicam, and improved “emotional intelligence”. That is the third product that Emotix has delivered to market, with Miko Plus unveiled as a minor improve to Miko earlier this yr.
Similar to Miko, the Miko 2 is a robotic with three wheels that kids can discuss to. It has noise cancelling microphones for the machine to have the ability to hear your instructions even with with ambient noise. From a design standpoint, Miko 2 would not look very totally different from the Miko Plus.
Emotix is positioning Miko 2 as a baby companion robotic and it now has the flexibility to ask kids to revise for examinations. It has a display screen on the entrance, which permits it to show expressions when it isn’t exhibiting related data. It really works by way of a easy voice command, “Hey Miko”, and the robotic now has extra expressive faces as effectively.
Miko 2 additionally has the flexibility to make video calls. The corporate has dubbed this characteristic TeleConnect and says it is going to enable mother and father to be in contact with their kids. The corporate plans to permit third-party builders to make apps for the Miko 2 by way of a software program improvement package (SDK). The Miko 2 SDK is predicted to launch in Q1 2019, however the firm has collaborated with Amar Chitra Katha, Mocomi, and StoryWalker to have some content material out there at launch.
Emotix CEO Sneh Vaswani mentioned throughout the occasion that the corporate is dedicated to privateness and that the entire communication with Miko is end-to-end encrypted. He talked about that Emotix has made this transfer preserving in thoughts the truth that the machine will probably be utilized by kids and that knowledge privateness is a should for the target market.
Miko 2 is available in three colors — Martian Crimson, Pixie Blue, and Goblin Inexperienced — and is priced at Rs. 24,999. Miko 2 will probably be out there by way of Hamleys shops in India from December 15 and by way of different offline and on-line shops from January 15 subsequent yr.