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Crave: Keepon Pro

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Crave: Keepon Pro

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Donald and Eric break out of the Crave podcast studio and visit to Marek Michalowski, co-creator of the Keepon Pro research robot and its toy spinoff, My Keepon.

I'll -- -- you like robots. -- I kept secret. And that's a lawyer. Gonna talk with -- article asking about the keep on pro can be adorable 30000 dollar Easter robot. -- and dance can look around and can do amazing -- thing yet. -- -- -- -- -- It's. Full on -- because cameras in the eyes and a microphone and those sensors are used by a therapist in another room at a computer. To control the robot an interactive people keep on -- intelligence is largely the intelligence of a human being behind the wheel like The Wizard -- -- Trying to interact through the simpler body with children for whom humans might be too complicated to understand so the simplicity of this character. Allows them to more will be more comfortable and and maybe more engaged. Mikey on on the other hand. Given that given the cost constraints we can put cameras in science but the -- is still a microphone. In -- keep on hand rather than cameras we added a number of touch sensors around the belly of the sides back. Of the -- as well as on top of the head. An app for the pro you're talking about controlling with your computer back -- you often have. Looks like that Nintendo keynote here for -- they're here just using that the buttons. I can easily make him look around I can make -- balance I can make him means -- the side and I can even provide a rhythm that. -- -- -- -- -- pro has. Quite a lot of complicated stuff in the bays and this is where all the magic happens that voters. Motor controllers. Are all in in the -- and they're controlling the body from below kind of like an upside down and that so I'm. This. This is really the reason you know the main reason for that is a very high cost them about the -- -- -- that all of this this mechanism that is. Hand made by and -- machinists and shop. And it it takes quite a while to. To build and assemble -- -- one of these robots on the software side were also trying to add more autonomy so that. You know perhaps keep -- can automatically detect. Cases people's faces and recognize -- -- -- so that you know that there is controlling it can spend. More time looking at the interaction trying to respond appropriately rather than you know pinpoint exactly where the robot should be looking up a big part of of our goals with the development of this -- is that is that. Some of the proceeds are being directed to build more of the research robots and will further -- the development. Of this project actually distribute those robots to. To. Practitioners would be using them. Thank you so much -- -- mean in my keep on keep on pro in the same space as family reunion and keep arms. And that could -- this holiday sales -- Mikey on. You definitely thank you very much shoppers are coming and -- -- eight foot tall -- -- that well. -- -- Donald when anything is coming back here and where. -- -- W site -- The Mikey plug in -- -- -- it created bought myself now. Can cause I don't think you wanna love you. With -- the typical of the if I did -- God. Donald bell. --

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