Mumbai, August 30: Vector is the most advanced home robot ever made—at a price that means you can actually bring him home. He begins to fulfill the promise of living with robots in ways we’ve only seen in science-fiction movies. He’s a curious little guy who is aware of his surroundings. He can see, hear, and feel, allowing him to react naturally to the world around him.
However, his most remarkable feature is life. Vector feels alive.
Vector will be ready to ship in October and right now is available exclusively in the US to the Kickstarter community. We chose to make him available here first for two main reasons:
1. The Kickstarter community invests in the future. We’re creating a world where robots have relationships with people and make our lives better. We’re looking for like-minded people to be the first to bring him home.
2. Vector is shipping in October, but that’s just the beginning. We want him to arrive first in the homes of people who want to help us determine his future. That’s you! To do that we want your help identifying future features and functionality. And if you want to go even deeper, you'll get early access to Vector's software development kit (SDK) so you can tinker with his impressive tech array.
Vector is powered by a 1.2-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon and has a wide-angle HD camera, a single-point laser for mapping and navigation, a four-mic array, and capacitive touch sensors. And while its speech capabilities rely on the cloud, other functions, like detecting if there are people nearby, use a convolutional neural network running on its onboard processor.