Kuri Robot Roams Your Home, Taking Pictures

Yuri the autonomous home-roving robot from Mayfield Robotics now has "Kuri Vision"

(Kuri robot roams and videos)

Mayfield introduced Kuri earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Since then, the Mayfield team has made several updates to the robot. The most significant one is the home video feature called “Kuri Vision,” which allows Kuri to take video autonomously.

To do that, Kuri has two high definition 1080p cameras, one behind each eye. These cameras take videos intermittently throughout the day, capturing candid moments. You can then review those clips through the app, which runs on iOS and Android, and choose which ones you like best. Then Kuri’s machine learning and image processing kicks in: Based on which images you favorite or delete, Kuri learns to take videos that you’ll like.

The Kuri robot reminds me of the robot probes from Niven and Pournelle's 1981 novel Oath of Fealty, which also roamed around construction sites taking pictures that could be reviewed remotely.

There's another version of this idea that I can't find, about a robot that actually stitches together video autonomously, kind of a robotic director, but not even Google can pull it out of the thousands of articles on Technovelgy.com.


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