Smart speakers are so yesterday. If you really want to impress someone in 2019, you need something remarkable. Peeqo, a robot that speaks exclusively in short videos and animated pictures, would be a perfect choice.
The project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Peeqo was created by Abhishek Singh, who studied interactive telecommunications at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. According to the inventor, he started working on this device with only basic programming skills, but he got so interested in the process that he quickly improved his skills.
Peeqo stands 7 inches tall, with a 4 inch screen. The device is equipped with two microphones, two speakers, a 5 Megapixel camera, an LED ring and four programmable buttons. It operates on a quadcore Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus processor, compatible with new updates released by Pi Foundation.
The robot uses Google Cloud Speech, Amazon Voice Services, Snips, Jasper and Mycroft for voice detection. Developers are also working on a proprietary voice recognition solution. The device is set to hit the market in September, with a starting price of $189.
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