MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At CES 2018, OVO Technology just demonstrated their latest project, Danovo (https://youtu.be/ihEYldnLg9s). Danovo, an egg-shaped robot standing at roughly 0.88 meter high and weighing fifty pounds, is designed as an empathetic helper that makes learning fun for kids at preschools or at home. For this purpose, Danovo has three key advantages:
- Ability to sense and move around people and objects
- An elegant design for interacting through projections
- And best of all, personality.
Equipped with navigation technology and strategic path planning, Danovo moves around people and interacts just like all house pets, it avoids collision and uses body language to enhance interaction. Danovo can follow the leader, play hide-and-seek, and even trigger a leash-mode to constrain itself within certain area.
Danovo can project high definition images onto the ground by sliding out the top part of its body. Built in motion sensors provide lively interaction and the same types of games we often see in amusement parks. Danovo is much more dynamic – it goes beyond a mere game provider to becoming an intelligent participant.
Danovo answers questions, tells stories, hangs out, and tells jokes. Danovo’s storehouse of 100 unique faces correlates to customizable and unpredictable interaction modes.
According to Dr. Jeff Mei, founder of OVO Technology, “Barney was the first prototype for Danovo design. Barney brings fun and love to everyone. When we talk about service robots, we need to build personality and emotional connection into it. Danovo also features systematic educational programs. We are working together with top preschools to build better programs that can benefit more kids. Several well-known tech museums have ordered Danovo to demonstrate up-to-date technology trends. The institutional version will be announced for public order in June during CES Asia 2018 in Shanghai, China. Besides the institutional version, we plan to launch the family version by the end of this year.”
About OVO TECHNOLOGY
OVO Technology Inc. is a fast growing Silicon Valley startup specializing in service robotics. Our major focus is on building robots with higher mobility and better human-computer interface. Danovo was voted one of the “11 Coolest Products” by THESWAP and nominated as one of the best robot products by 2017 CES Asia officials.