PetBot Loona has been introduced by robotics company KEYi Technology at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – in 2023.
“Loona is a smart, intuitive, affectionate, and playful companion robot, designed for people and pets,” said the robot’s maker.
“When her humans arrive home, she goes quickly to welcome them. When they walk around, she follows. When she is a pet, she expresses happiness.”
This is not all. She sneezes, scratches, and goes around the home easily, and even investigates suspicious objects. This robot also beatboxes, dances, and even poses for pictures. You can have it for just $449 USD.
Loona employs vision, listening, and haptic perception to engage with the world around her making her very responsive to her environment.
Loona can recognize 20 faces at one time, spot her human in a crowd, recognize human body posture, and be controlled through hand gestures.
Listening allows her to know where her human is, due to sound source positioning, wake up when called with a special word, have semantic understanding, and respond to voice commands.
Finally, haptic perception makes her able to sense touch and react accordingly through tactile sensors on the top of the head.
“Loona leverages an emotional interaction model that makes her more like a creature who is able to understand her human and become familiar with their interaction habits,” read the statement.
“She has a motion control system which, when combined with the kinematic model of robot control, makes her movement smoother and softer (like a pet).”
Loona also has a camera and a speaker for security purposes.
“Through Lex and KVS based on AWS, Loona supports more security standards and compliance certifications than any other offering, including PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, GDPR, FIPS 140-2, and NIST 800-171,” explained the media kit.
“Loona satisfies compliance requirements for virtually every regulatory agency around the globe. Meanwhile, Loona uses a data encryption chip to protect user data and user privacy at the hardware level.”
Loona can do both agile and rapid four-wheeled movement and two-wheeled balanced more intelligent motion.