What comes to your mind if you think of combining the best features of a smartphone, a vacuum cleaner, and a pet? No, it’s definitely not the Frankenstein’s dog. With all these features together, you get a new family member to your home; a social companion robot. A person to do the chores, teach the children, ask elders to take their medicine, guard the house, to talk when you are lonely, etc. In the United States of America, United Kingdom, Japan, and many other countries, loneliness has become a collective experience globally. The fight against loneliness and social isolation is the main reason for social companion robots to be built up. If you are interested in this subject, here is our attempt to write down about the Top 5 AI Robots in the world.
Pepper is the humanoid robot that has the height of a school child. He makes eye contact with people, cracks jokes or go through any exhibition halls, and dances the lambada. The Medical Futurist team met Pepper at Vivatech in May 2018 several times. And it is not a fact to be surprised that this little Pepper was introduced as the receptionist in two Belgian hospitals in 2016. This little social companion robot with artificial intelligence can recognize principal human emotions, and respond to moods and questions appropriately. More than 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan are using this little Pepper to welcome, inform, and amuse their customers, and that well indicates how intelligent Pepper is.
Sam was founded in the year 2013. Luvozo PBC was focusing on developing solutions to improve the quality of life for elders, adults, and disabled persons. In July 2015, Sam was put into the testing in a leading senior living community in the Washington D.C. area. Sam is a human-sized smiling robot. He combines the very best in human touch and cutting-edge technology to provide frequent check-ins and non-medical care for the living in long term care. So it helps you to reduce the costs of care while increasing the patients’ satisfaction level merely by being there with them all the time.
You have to travel abroad for a duty call but, you want to hug your son and be there when he performs well at the Rugby match, what will you do? Merely ask Lynx, so he will do that for you. Lynx is an AL Robot produced by the Chinese Robotics Company, Ubtech. The doll-sized Lynx can see, hear, speak, dance, wave Hi, and hug through the Avatar Mode in the Lynx app. Its touch sensors help it to respond to human touch and recognize motion and light. It is feasible for home security because of its video recording and surveillance mode. As users can sync Lynx with Amazon Alexa, it can perform commands such as search show times, play music, weather check traffic, etc.
Buddy has already met the French President Emmanuel Macron at last year’s Vivatech so that he has already been to the high society. Buddy is a wide-eyed and flat-faced French robot. He is set to become the newest family member to every house. He can assist you in the kitchen, protect the home, remind you of important dates, be a playmate for your child, etc. He is an emotional robot who promises to convey varied emotions throughout the day. He might warmly welcome you when you come back home or he might be touchy when you don’t spend much time with him.
Have you ever thought about learning maths or science from Einstein himself? Well, you can now give that experience to your kids thanks to Hanson Robotics. The robot Professor Einstein can smile, frown, and stick tongue just like the living Einstein used to do. When you connect the robot Professor Einstein to your smartphone or tablet, it will teach your science and even play brain games. You can also chit chat with him about the famous people, weather or whatever you want.