fastcompany:

The Spark sounds like a maraca but is actually an energy-generating gadget.

Sudha Kheterpal has been a professional percussionist for 20 years, so she knows how much energy goes into making a beat. Now, she wants to harness that energy to generate power.
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fastcompany:

The Spark sounds like a maraca but is actually an energy-generating gadget.

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Sudha Kheterpal has been a professional percussionist for 20 years, so she knows how much energy goes into making a beat. Now, she wants to harness that energy to generate power.

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futurescope:

JIBO, The World’s First Family Robot

#TIL that Kickstarter videos are an - almost independent - subcategory of corporate flat-pack futures. And this one is their new leader. It’s too cute to be true. So let’s wait for the first delivered batch. Nevertheless, the team makes an excellent impression. I hope they don’t neglect the IoT-discussion about data protection & surveillance.

JIBO is the perfect robot for everyone in the family. Because JIBO is an open platform, his skills and uses will grow, helping and delighting in ways even we haven’t even imagined…

WHAT JIBO CAN DO

See Two hi-res cameras recognize and track faces, capture photos, and enable immersive video calling.

Hear 360° microphones and natural language processing let you talk to JIBO from anywhere in the room.

Speak Hands-free reminders and messages, so you’ll never forget and can always be in touch.

Learn Artificial Intelligence algorithms learn your preferences to adapt and fit into your life.

Help Like a personal assistant, JIBO proactively helps you, to make everyday tasks simpler and easier.

RelateCommunicates and expresses using natural social and emotive cues so you understand each other better.

JIBO’S SKILLS

INTELLIGENT & HANDS-FREE
Assistant Politely reminds you of important tasks and events to help you stay on top of things.
Messenger Recognizes you and each member of your household, to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time & place.

EMOTIONAL CONNECTOR
Photographer Uses natural cues like movement, speech, and smile detection to know when someone’s posing for a picture.
Avatar See-and-track camera makes it easy to turn and look at people, to support video calling as if you are in the room.

FUN & SUPPORTIVE
Storyteller Sound effects, graphics and physical movements make a responsive and interactive storytelling experience.
CompanionPhysical presence with helpfulness and heart, JIBO will put a smile on your face and make you feel better.

[myjibo] [indiegogo]