With C.E.S. trade show fast approaching, Evolution Robotics (an idealab! company) turned to Trylonix to develop education applications for its ER2 prototype home robot.
One of our most attention-grabbing applications allowed the robot and a child to read a book together!
With a child sitting cross-legged on the floor facing the robot, ER2 used its visual pattern recognition to identify the book and the current page. By tracking the child’s finger gestures, the robot was able to read sentences aloud, provide word definitions, and play fun sound effects.
This groundbreaking project resulted in a patent being awarded to Trylonix CEO Barton Listick (“Computer and vision-based augmented interaction in the use of printed media”).