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Panasonic's robot companion projects the future of AlexaThis egg-shaped robot on wheels takes home assistants to the next level by adding personality, human interaction and the ability to project images onto any surface.
This is Panasonic's PICO, the evolution of AI and the adorable robot helper that will live in the homes of the future. PICO, introduce yourself. [BLANK_AUDIO] Hello, my name is PICO. I'm intelligent desktop robotic assistant. I can do many things. I can do voice control and interactions. I can move independently around your desktop or countertop, which is totally awesome. I can play movies through my projection system. One moment please. And that pretty much sums up what it can do. How does it do it? Well, it has a series of infrared sensors that detect ledges and obstacles. The AI behind Pico is Panasonic's own, and it can handle natural language processing and can communicate with devices in other locations. You may have picked up, by the voice, that it's also geared to be a helper for kids. It comes with its own wireless charging station but the model is still a concept. It's expected to be released in five years depending on user feedback.