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Aido is a robot to be used at home, and that has its own constraints. Aido would have to navigate around objects like chairs & tables. He would have to change direction easily as it moved around obstacles at home. Aido balances on an omnidirectional ball – a ballbot design. Balancing Aido on a single […]

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Aido supports Zigbee, DLNA, WiFi, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and IR. Together, these let Aido communicate with over 10000 smart devices. New devices supporting these standards will automatically be compatible with Aido. These also let Aido connect to your smart home security system and act as an interface to it. image Universal remote Aido allows you to […]

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In our discussions and research, home security turned up as one of the key features people looked for in a home robotics solution. To enable this, we included a powerful set of sensors that include: Air Quality Temperature Humidity Noise Light Pressure Gravity (4-axis G-sensor) In addition to these, Aido has sophisticated image and scene […]

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As humans, we quickly recognize furniture and step around it. We see pets moving and take care not to bump into them. But come to robots, and this is a difficult task. Robots have no intuitive understanding of rooms, furniture or pets. They need to learn how to navigate around the home and avoid obstacles. […]

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When we began discussing the idea of Aido, we explored various options for the design. Research around robotic aesthetics also shows that humanoid robots face the challenge of the uncanny valley: the hypothesis being that as the appearance of a robot is made more human, there is a threshold beyond which it starts feeling strange and […]

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Aido is a friendly home robot that’s launching soon on crowdfunding.To build Aido, our team has had to solve a lot of tough engineering problems. But building a robot is much more than just engineering. Our team had to research how people felt about having robots at home, how to make Aido appear friendly and […]

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