The new NetTansor robot can think and make decisions on its own. This, along with programing software means that you can train the NetTansor to be your maid, security guard, cat feeder and more.
Implications - The robot will be available to buy in Japan starting in December 2006. NetTansor stands at 12 inches tall, has three wheels and a number of cameras. It also comes with a microphone, speakers and a sensor that enables it to not bump into anything. The robot is so smart that it will be able to tell when changes have been made to your home, such as laundry on the floor, and make decisions about what do to about it. It can also be programmed to call you if someone comes to the door or enters your home when you are not there.
Maid, Security Gaurd, Cat Feeder and More?
1. Home Robotics - The rise of intelligent home robots like NetTansor presents opportunities for manufacturers to innovate with customizable, task-specific devices that improve the home experience.
2. AI-powered Decision-making - The ability of products like NetTansor to use AI and machine learning to make decisions on behalf of homeowners presents opportunities for developers to create new and innovative products.
3. Smart Home Security - The advanced sensor technology in NetTansor and similar devices signals a new era in customizable, proactive home security solutions.
1. Consumer Electronics - The home robotics trend opens up opportunities for consumer electronics companies to expand product lines with smart devices that ameliorate aspects of home living.
2. Home Security - Companies offering security solutions for the home should consider ways to integrate customizable, tech-based solutions into sellable products.
3. Automation and AI - The artificial intelligence side of home automation has room to grow and develop, as products like NetTansor push the boundaries of what is possible through AI programming.