Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017, looking to raise $99,898.
Professor Einstein, which was named one of the best robots at CES, is a scaled-down version of Hanson’s human-size Einstein HUBO robot – both look eerily similar to the real-life genius even featuring his wiry hair. Professor Einstein is a 14.5-inch-tall, Wi-Fi-connected edutainment robot that walks, talks, and acts as your friend and personal science tutor.
Professor Einstein, which has a 3-hour battery life, uses the Stein-O-Matic app for tablets (Android/iPad) to teach science lessons and play learning games. When you place the tablet next to Professor Einstein, he will guide you through the interactive lessons, which include daily mental kick starts, space travel, time travel and more.