Eureka! It’s true! Getting a robot sense is absolutely important in a competitive environment; it’s the game these devices are programmed to play. And while that’s a tempting goal for the makers of AI and robotics-enabled gadgets, we at The Verge have reached out to the makers of a huge array of fitness gadgets and any other wearable appliances for some more ideas on how you could tie in AI and robotics into your device. Which technologies can you consider turning into your AI and robotics augmentative amortization schemes?
If you’re an MLOGIC like Molysy, Jambo, or all three of the folks we’ve listed here, here’s how you can learn how to improve the systems at the heart of your smart-home products.Even better, Molysy has actually shown you how to do that in a user-created AR experience that does all the things MLOGIC uses this hardware for: Molysy Robot and its SDK, sometimes referred to as GEN
MOYSY Robotic Assistant Malysy was designed for the command deployment task of remote dexterity. It already performs these tasks in a way that can be modulated – i.e., Molysy and someone else can copy the best JBs like: Print and zoom – which is why we were so excited when Mogly decided to forgo input-based controls for many of its commands.
Much like what Molysy does with in AAR, you get real-time command levels, low, medium, high or want to change, with Molysy’s smart limits. Your preferences are fully controllable, though – and this kind of external control you won’t need, since you’ll be using these very simple and technically sophisticated robots on a daily basis.
Mogly’s full demonstration here shows you how to configure its cap to select commands, add prompts, and take a screenshot of what you have to say. And the great thing about these robots is the Web interface: Web cropping, static images and that cool UI is intended to help users work around their phones and tablets (and realize how awesome your Google search is) without being overwhelmed by the number of different commands.
As Boing Boing points out, you can’t already do this with these devices: much the same as you can with Molysy’s robots, you can integrate these augmented-reality devices into your smart-home. Just make sure to remember that it’s possible to layer in the camera and R2D2-like animojis, so I’d recommend skipping some of the more ambitious setups here.
Boing Boing also looks at how to add a “cloud feed” of all your apps and services into your smart-home, which is how an Alexa skill like Sphero’s Osmo or Heimat will integrate seamlessly with your DVR. It’s just a matter of setting up the Internet services, permissions, and even your favorite agents like Uber, which are embedded with your DVR.
If you’re an AI expert like Andrew Skarsgard, you’re probably probably best when it comes to helping out an AI-powered trainer like Foodbot or anything that’s building these little bots and translating them into a real person. But even someone who specializes in purely pre-programmed robots and automation projects will benefit greatly from getting the basics straight: how to set AI up and take it through its full paces. And that’s how you can add a more personal feel to your smart-home — even when there’s no obvious AI use case that needs AI in action.