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THIS ONE-EYED ROBOT IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL MINION, AND IT MAKES VIDEO CALLS

THIS ONE-EYED ROBOT IS NOT A TRASHCAN!

By:  Jennifer Hicks – Dantes Soma

THIS ONE-EYED ROBOT IS YOUR OWN PERSONAL MINION AND IT MAKES VIDEO CALLS

There’s a lot of “soon to come” news in the family robot market. Most of these robots are either still in their crowdsourced project phase or on the precipice of hitting the market, like the long-anticipated Jibo family robot which has been in the works since 2o12 and expected on the market in late 2016 for around $746.

Sure there’s Pepper, Milo Robot, LG’s Rolling Bot and Honda’s Asimo, but we haven’t seen a lot of innovation in social robots outside of the read to you, sing with you, play with your child robots.

Until now. A Chinese company, NXROBO, has stepped up the game and created BIG-i, a new robot that takes a significant leap forward in the family robot trend. The company calls BIG-i a personal robot butler that’s fully mobile, can navigate the spaces around your home and perform automated home tasks like playing music, security alerts, making video calls.

CONTINUED: on Forbes