Personal assistant robots like the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can respond to vocal commands, but the Peeqo robot offers similar functionality with a clever and fun twist. Peeqo is a smart home assistant that responds to voice commands solely with cleverly selected GIFs.
The Peeqo robot was designed by Abhishek Singh, a graduate of NYU's ITP program, and the bot is his thesis project. It consists of the software that both controls smart home devices and generates GIFs and the hardware of the bot itself. That hardware consists of a camera and HD screen mounted on a movable system meant to look like a neck. When not generating GIFs, the screen displays a pair of cute eyes framed by spectacles.
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