MJI Robotics showed off at Tokyo’s International Robot Exhibition (iREX) a desktop companion robot that communicates with you through a 5-inch display.
The More Joyful Innovation Communication robot, or the MJI robot, is an egg-shaped robot that can display photos, weather, news and other information. Scheduled to ship in early 2016 only in Japan, the MJI Robot also has built-in telephone functionality.
The MJI robot can be activated by voice, but it can’t verbally communicate just yet. According to Tech Gadget Central, the manufacturer is looking “to add some other functions to future models, like story- telling and educational features for children, or possibly even smart- house features that would allow users to control lights, music and what not else in the house.”
The MJI robot weighs 6.5 lbs, has Wi-Fi and 4LTE connectivity and cameras for motion-tracking, facial recognition and surveillance.
The MJI is being geared towards the elderly and people who require a simple communication interface with their technology. It will be on display at CES 2016 at the Japan Innovation Showcase, which will be located at Booth 72150 in the Robotics Marketplace inside the Sands Expo.
MJI Robot (via Tech Gadget Central)