AI robot manufacturer AKA has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise $50,000 (£33,000) for its smart learning friend.
Musio is an AI-powered robot that learns everything about you and adapts its behaviour. Not only does it learn what you like, how you speak and your routine, it also interacts with your smart home, switching lights on and off, turning on the heating or air conditioning according to your preferences and much more.
It also comes with a developer kit, so those who like to tinker with code can add even more functions to the little critter.
There are three Musio models to choose from, each with different powers. The Simple model, which can be purchased for $159 (£100) isn’t connected to the internet, can remember five conversations and features 16GB storage, with a micro USB port for charging its 1800mAh battery. You can’t integrate this robot with your smart home, so it’s just there for a friend to talk to.
The Smart Musio is available for $299 (£200) and features a higher-capacity battery (2200mAh), runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and connects to your smart home. The top of the range Genius is available for $599 (£400) and features a higher-powered 2.5GHz quad-core processor for faster reactions, bigger 300mAh battery and a boost to 64GB storage.
All options are due to ship in July 2016, providing it hits its goal on Indiegogo.
Musio wants to use the money it raises to integrate new features into the AI robot, including movement and developing the Muse ecosystem to improve the interface and speed of learning.
The company said: “AKA’s mission was to create an A.I. robot that can think on its own and create an interactive learning environment for people. The dream has finally been realized, and as a contributor, you have the opportunity to participate in a new world of A.I. technology.”