After nearly two years of development, Mayfield Robotics at CES 2017 finally unveiled its Kuri home robot. If you live in the US, the $699 mobile robot can be pre-ordered starting today with a $100 deposit, and it will ship during the 2017 holiday season.
Kuri offers similar abilities to other social robots. A built-in HD camera lets you can check on your house or pets while you’re away; the four microphones, dual speakers and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity allow Kuri to play music or podcasts and read stories; IFTTT capabilities to connect work with smart homes.
Mayfield says Kuri will get smarter over time with regular software updates. Kuri is 20 inches tall, weighs about 14 lbs and has an app for iOS and Android for setup and control. Mayfield showed off limited voice control capabilities during our private demo.