Aido, which its maker modestly describes as “the world’s most advanced interactive home robot”, has launched on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.
InGen Dynamics is a Palo Alto based privately held company with strategic partnerships with vision, sound, technology, artificial intelligence and optics companies.
Ingen Dynamic’s human-centered approach to design and engineering has led to the award-winning Aido home robot platform, which utilizes a ground breaking ballbot based mobility design, linking advanced vision recognition to an intelligent network of cameras, sensors, and microprocessors.
Aido is a home robot that acts as an entertainment system, a smart-home controller, a security system and even a kitchen assistant; overall Aido is a friendly robot and an ideal companion to have around the house.
T3 – one of the world’s leading technology and gadget publications – has recognized Aido as the GameChanger product of 2016, and the T3 team called Aido “the future of home robots, unlike anything they have reviewed so far”.
GameChanger award recognises top innovations in technology and gadget sector. Some of the previous winners include industry shaping products like Oculus Rift (First VR Headset) and Apple’s iWatch.
The Aido team will be aiming to raise $75,000 on Indiegogo, with pledges starting from $499, backers can expect to receive their robots by October 2016. This follows two previous rounds of funding from leading angel investors. The Aido team has been overwhelmed by the response so far, with an impressive 900 units already reserved.
Arshad Hisham, Aido founder and CEO says: “Indiegogo is a wonderful platform to launch Aido as it has a strong community of backers interested in robotics. We are hugely excited to be launching this product to the Indiegogo community, and look forward to their support.”
The market for consumer and business robots is forecast to explode in the next few years, driven by growing number of smart homes/devices, cheaper and more powerful technology components and rapid acceptance of home robotics products. A recent report from Business Insider Intelligence predicted the market for consumer and business robots to be $1.5 billion by 2019.
Aido was built with new age user needs in mind. Aido has an interactive projector system, advanced speech recognition, face detection, object recognition, scene recognition, a unique dual tech battery (half lead-acid and half nickel-cadmium – to provide all day battery life), a rich range of sensors, patrol mode with intruder alerts, a companion app on Android or iOS, an incredible personal AI & seamless integration with all your home automation and security needs.
Says Hisham, “Aido is the next generation of home robots: A state-of-the-art machine with unlimited possibilities launching at an incredibly attractive price point.”