Groundbreaking humanoid robotics startup UBTECH Roboticstoday announced the launch of its new Alpha2 humanoid robot, the first ever designed for practical household service and .
WithSmartphone’s ubiquitous and intelligent, interactive apps and features becoming an integral part of our lives, the need for increasingly human-like, responsive technology is growing. But applying intelligence from the Smartphone world to the world of humanoid robots has been a challenge, with previous robotic solutions neither userfriendly nor flexible enough for household use.
UBTECH Robotics’ technology changes that. The Alpha2 extends the reliable and intelligent technology we depend on every day to a programmable humanoid device with a smart brain and nimble body. The company’s unique servo technology enables an unprecedented level of flexibility and efficient movement.The Alpha2’s 20 servo motors
bend the robot’s joints and provide exceptional dexterity.
The first humanoid robot designed for the familyis the brainchild of UBTECH CEO James Chow, who has devoted his career to breaking down barriers to fluid, friendly robotic functionality. “We are looking forward to launching the Alpha2 and fulfilling our dream of enabling every family to have its own intelligent robot,” says Chow. “We hope our crowdfunding effort will drive both excitement and support for this new technology.”
Extending the UBTECH family of commercial, DIY and household robot products, the Alpha2 is designed as a functional, interactive family robot capable of accomplishing a wide range of typical household tasks, such as:
- Managing weekly calendars and provide verbal reminders for scheduled tasks;
- Free talk and following verbal instructions;
- Taking high quality photographs and posting to social media;
- Performing home security monitoring and alerts;
- Entertaining children, guests and even pets;
- Reporting the weather, searching the web, downloading applications.
The Alpha2 provides cloud services and leverages intelligent voice & perceptual systems to receive commands and execute corresponding behaviors. The robot is capable of simultaneous interpretation, voice search, visual interaction and providing verbal reminders. The robot also enables sensor-based interaction; insert with acceleration sensor, ultrasonic, touch and pressure sensors; and a built-in camera backed by robot visual
computing systems.The robot’s accompanying both iOS and Android systems that provide everyday remote communication and control.
By designing the Alpha2 with an open application platform and support for VAPP application development, the company hopes to encourage ongoinginnovation by the developer community. Involvement by programmers and enthusiasts will help the Alpha2 rapidly reach its full potential and meeta growing array of needs.