Ovbot, an Atlanta-based personal robotics startup, announces its plan to bring Shimi, the robotic musical companion, to the masses via Kickstarter.Developed by a team of roboticists from Georgia Tech, IDC Herzliya and the MIT Media Lab, Shimi is an intelligent robot that serves as both a high-quality speaker system and dance partner.
First and foremost, Shimi functions as a high-quality speaker dock with an optimized shape designed for ideal sound reproduction. Beyond producing the ultimate in sound, Shimi uses your iPhone as its brain, making it your own personal robotic musical companion. Shimi not only knows and understands music, but also knows and understands what moves you.
Tovbot’s Shimi has a target availability of February 2013. Supporters can preorder today by backing the Kickstarter campaign for just $149 to bring home their own Shimi robotic musical companion.
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