Macroact, the personal robotics development lab operating out of South Korea, has released their first AI based companion pet. Designed for education and entertainment, Maicat is now live on Kickstarter after years of design and testing.
CAPABLE – Ready to use directly from the box, Maicat is an autonomous robot pet. Using its sensors, Maicat is capable of detecting obstacles and walking around the house on its own. With its laser range finder and gyroscope, it is able to adjust for thick carpets and door frames.
CARING – Maicat has facial, voice pattern and emotional recognition software. When paired with the AI learning algorithm, Maicat is able to identify its owners and react to their moods.
CONNECTED – Integrated IoT connectivity allows you to add Maicat’s sensors and capabilities to your existing home network. The Maicat SDK will allow the creation of apps which will let Maicat talk to most modern IoT devices.
CREATIVE – Maicat is an excellent platform to get students interested in STEM topics. With an app and the Maicat SDK, students can study AI, programming, robotics, facial recognition…the list goes on and on.
CELEBRATED – Maicat was a CES 2022 Innovation Award nominee for its IoT integration and support. That’s more than you can say for most other pets.
CUDDLY – Maicat is small and light enough to pick up and pet. Sensors within its body let Maicat know it’s being petted and Maicat will respond lovingly.
To learn more about the Maicat project checkout the promotional link below.
About Macroact Inc.
Macroact is an AI and robotics startup that develops machine learning solutions for adaptive robots. The company focuses on the implementation of artificial intelligence solutions throughout the whole robot development process to reduce time and costs of the robot development and enhance the learning ability of robots. Their core technology is Maidynamics, an autonomous robot control solution. Maicat is their first adaptive robot.