In a previous article dedicated to Ces 2024, we talked about the many innovations in the field of artificial intelligence and robotic design. The presentation of one robot in particular has aroused the curiosity of many, which is because we also want to dwell on it. We are referring to Loona: the robot dog designed by the company KEYi Tech, which specialises in the development of innovative robots. Equipped with advanced technical capabilities and a striking resemblance to its biological counterpart, Loona promises to take the relationship between man and machine to a new level.
We discover together the extraordinary features of this fascinating robot dog and how its presence could revolutionise the approach to interactive robotics.
Loona has full 3D navigation, some of its features are: facial recognition, gesture recognition, environment detection, trajectory planning, emotion recognition, and voice recognition. It can be used as a toy for various interactive games, as a mobile monitor for the home, and as a programming learning platform. Loona’s voice command takes things to a whole new level, unlike standard voice commands, hers have been programmed to respond in a more human way. ChatGPT has been integrated into Loona, making it even easier to interact, being able to ask it anything, for example, how to learn a new language. You can unlock endless possibilities with ChatGPT, such as organizing a trip, creating a recipe, telling stories, and much more. Loona is also connected to an application, but it can work independently of it thanks to its local processing capability. The app is recommended as it has tons of entertaining content. With Loona, you have the chance to learn how to code, with the use of Google Blockly, a visual programming editor from Google. Through OTA (over-the-Air) Loona will always have the latest updates and new features. Loona has been designed to be an affordable product within everyone’s reach.
There are many advantages related to the use of interactive robots in our daily lives, such as entertainment, security as they allow us to monitor the home, learning because they can be used to teach children and adults new skills. But you also have to pay close attention to privacy, reliability and substitution, understood as a reduction in social interactions. (You can see all of them here https://keyirobot.com/pages/loonadetail)
In conclusion, Loona’s presentation opened a new chapter on human-machine interaction, now it will be easier for everyone to buy and equip themselves with a robotic assistant of this caliber. The integration of ChatGPT not only allows new possibilities for interaction, but also a “safe haven” of a technology known and used by many.
Loona, with its versatility and accessibility, invites us to explore the multiple opportunities and challenges that its presence could bring to our daily lives. In a world that is constantly evolving, Loona is as much a demonstration of the potential of technology as it is a reflection on how we, as a society, deal with the advent of robotics in our homes and lives.