The world’s greatest robot has become a household staple, with a few small tweaks.
The Japanese company behind the robot is now expanding into the home automation market, aiming to make its first robot affordable and accessible.
The company unveiled a $1,500 robot for the home, a robot that can walk around the house and interact with the occupants.
“This robot is going to be able to do things that are quite challenging to humans, and that’s a challenge for our home automation industry,” said Nobuo Suzuki, CEO of SoftBank Robotics.
The robot has a humanoid-like appearance, which is meant to be a “natural extension” of its natural form, Suzuki told reporters.
It can walk up to two feet in front of the front door, sit down, and then move around in the house.
It will also be able answer basic questions from users and ask questions like “What’s the weather like?” and “What kind of food do you like?”
It will even work to keep track of your favorite movies and TV shows.
“If a customer needs help with something, we’ll be able just to tell them ‘Yes, this robot can help,'” said Hiroshi Sakai, the chief executive of Softbank Robotics.
In its first iteration, the robot has two wheels that can rotate 360 degrees.
It also has two cameras and an infrared sensor, which can be used to record a picture.
This makes it easy to spot when the robot needs to go outside, and it can also communicate with people through an app.
The new robot will have a price tag of about $1.2 million, according to Softbank.
Softbank says it will bring the robot to other countries in 2019, where it will be available for about $2,000.
“We’re really focused on the robot, and we have to make sure we’re making it affordable and easily accessible for consumers,” said Suzuki.
“The consumer is really the key to success.”
The company is also building an even more advanced version of its robot, dubbed the SoftBank AI, which will have its own built-in camera, infrared sensors, and a microphone.
“It’s going to have sensors for everything, and sensors for things that we don’t think we can do with our current sensors, like talking to the Internet or playing a video game,” said Sakai.
“When you want to play a video or listen to music, it’s going the Internet.”
The SoftBank robot is still in development and is expected to cost about $6,000, though it’s expected to be available in 2020.
The technology used in the robot will eventually be used in other robots, including Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, and the robot’s price tag is expected the same as the Echo.
SoftBank says it hopes to bring robots into homes in about 10 years.