AvatarMind’s first product is iPal, a companion robot for young children.
iPal is 3.5 feet tall, about the height of a 5 year old child, and has 23 motors in the neck, arm, fingers, and wrists. It is shaped like a child and moves like a child. A tablet embedded in its chest runs Android applications, enables video chatting, etc.
For children, iPal is a fun companion. It can talk, dance, tell stories, play games, and enable them to chat with friends, share videos, and connect to social media.
For parents, iPal is a teacher for their children through speech and tablet-based programs. Parents can remotely control iPal and monitor their child’s safety on their smartphone or laptop from anywhere and at anytime
An SDK and Content Editor enable developers, parents, and teachers to create new applications and activities for iPal.
Production is expected to begin early in 2016.
Judges said: It’s been a big year for robots and this one is big – three and a half feet tall. Designed as a play companion for children, iPal moves and acts like a child, sporting 23 motors for realistic articulating movements.