A family of robots introduces themselves at Virgin Megastore

VEE and its family, which was developed and created by Tokyo-based Aldebaran and Softbank Robotics, are the latest robotics creation and the first robots designed to live with humans, as they are developed to be engaging, interactive and friendly.

7 July 2017 | 18:13

Source: Annahar

  • By Yehia El Amine
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 7 July 2017 | 18:13

VEE and its robot family takes the to the floor before their press conference at Virgin Megastore Downtown branch. (Annahar Photo)

BEIRUT: A press conference was held Thursday morning at the Virgin Megastore by the VEE Robot Family, consisting of eight robots named VEE, NAO and the JOY team, where the innovative robot introduced itself, its cousins and spoke about their distinctive features.

VEE and its family, which was developed and created by Tokyo-based Aldebaran and Softbank Robotics, are the latest robotics creation and the first robots designed to live with humans, as they are developed to be engaging, interactive and friendly.

“As technology is developing at an exponential rate, in parallel to customers’ expectations, I was designed to meet those needs in a fast and intuitive way,” VEE said while addressing the attendees about the newly opened robotics section at the multimedia store, adding that “technology and innovation are redefining the present and shaping the future of Lebanon.”

VEE enjoys many skill sets that exceed the capabilities of a regular robot by communicating through the most three-dimensional intuitive of tools including voice, touch, and emotions. The robot is able to interpret a smile, frown, tone of voice as well as the lexical field used along with non-verbal language such as the angle of a person’s head.

The robot is equipped with high definition vision, a 3D Camera and four directional microphones located on its head while having the capability to dance, play and communicate in different languages.

These robots can be used for both home or office use, as a new addition to their families and teams, to talk to, socialize and brainstorm with, as well as help with household chores and business tasks.

Virgin Megastore will be deploying robots like VEE for its new robot staff for customers to engage and interact with by talking to it or via its touch screen located on its chest in order to help customers choose suitable gifts as well as informing them of their daily horoscopes.


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