Robot BuddyRobots are exciting and feel like something that will be “in the future” as opposed to existing now.  Robotics is an area that is growing quickly with a lot of evolution in technology that isn’t in mainstream articles. Buddy is a robot with artificial intelligence that is an assistant, helper, security device playmate and family networker.

Buddy, by BlueFrog Robotics, isn’t like the Terminator or Hal. Science fiction loves killer robots, but the reality is robotics is about helping people. Buddy can recognize speech, detect, recognise and track humans and objects, and is capable of turning text into speech. Buddy moves around on three wheels, navigates using real time house mapping and localization and has autonomous collision and obstacle avoidance technology built in. An app is available that allows Buddy to be controlled by a remote.

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