Russian developers have collected $ 100,000 for electronic voice assistant for “smart” home




Members Indiegogo financed the production of home electronic assistants cube from Cubic Robotics. The Russian company has raised about $ 107,000 for the project. The money will be used for the production of 3,000 sets of devices that developers positioned as a personal artificial intelligence.


Cubic Robotics has created two types of devices – Home Cube and Power Badge. The first is the home station, which will connect to the “smart” home. The device is in the form of a cube for indoor installation. The device is equipped with a processor with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal flash memory. In addition to Bluetooth, it supports Wi-Fi. The kit also includes a handheld device and special sockets with Wi-Fi module for controlling household appliances and lighting.

The second device – a gadget to use Cube outside the home. Power Badge is equipped with a Bluetooth and a battery capacity of 395 mAh, which provides up to 15 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours – in standby mode. Design Assistants Design Bureau developed ObjectLab.

Cube represents not only the brain “smart” home. This kind of digital butler. With it, users can remotely control a wide range of devices, from smartphones to household appliances, to learn information from the Internet and even ordered home delivery, referring to the cube, as a person – a voice.


At the same time it’s not just about simple commands, but also the more complex dialogs. There is even a Rubik character and sense of humor. In Russia, for speech recognition technology will be used Yandex, and in the West – a decision Google.


The device is designed for voice commands, limited-programmed scenarios, the number of which now only close to two hundred. However, in the long term they can become much more vocal since the operating system Cubic Robotics, unlike competing solutions, is an open platform. And anyone can independently improve its capabilities.

Support the project users at registration preorder pay $ 195 instead of $ 299 for the Home Cube, $ 99 instead of $ 149 for the Power Badge or $ 199 instead of $ 449 for the whole set (for the first 100 customers) or $ 249 instead of $ 449 (for the second 100 customers). The user, in addition to the device gets a mobile application Cubic for installation on smartphones and tablets with iOS and Android. The first customers will receive electronic gadgets in November 2015, and in the retail sale of the unit Cubic fall in March 2016.


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