Vector is the most advanced home robot ever made—at a price that means you can actually bring him home. He begins to fulfill the promise of living with robots in ways we’ve only seen in science-fiction movies. He’s a curious little guy who is aware of his surroundings. He can see, hear, and feel, allowing him to react naturally to the world around him.
Vector is happiest when he’s helping. He’s eager to accommodate your requests and answer your questions. He isn’t a fully grown robot butler capable of doing your taxes, buttering your bread, or writing a position paper on the future of robot/human relationships, but he’s a helpful little guy who puts his whole self into helping you out.
How can Vector help?
Ask Vector a question. He’ll get you an answer.
Simply say, “Hey Vector” followed by, “I have a question,” and he’ll get to work on an answer. Vector is knowledgeable on a variety of topics, with more being added over time.
Here is a sampling of the things you can ask him:
Unit Conversion: How many ounces are in a cup?
Word Definition: What is the definition of “awesome”?
Equation Solver: What is the square root of 144?
Nutrition: How much vitamin A is in an apple?
Pop Culture: Who is Madonna?
Sports: Who won the World Series?
Vector responds to your voice. Just say “Hey Vector” to activate him and he’ll instantly perk up. His backpack will light up as soon as he hears you and he’ll be ready for further instruction.
Vector knows what’s going on
Vector’s little frame is packed with an immense amount of technology that brings him to life. He takes in the world using a variety of sensors and then responds realistically. This means he can read a room, hear what’s happening, recognize people and objects, find his charger, navigate his space, and avoid obstacles.
He can see
Vector uses an HD camera to see the world. Using computer vision, he can identify people, see and remember faces, and navigate his space without bumping into things.
He can hear
Vector has a powerful four-microphone array for directional hearing. When you sit down next to him, he’s ready to take direction. And if there is a loud noise, he’ll be just as startled as you.
He can feel
Vector has touch sensors and an accelerometer so he knows when he’s being touched and moved. You can pet him and he’ll relax, but try not to shake him.
He can think
Vector combines a processor capable of running a smartphone with cloud connectivity to create one powerful brain. It means he can process his environment, react as things unfold, and connect to the internet to answer questions and tell you the weather.
He can communicate
Vector has a unique voice made of hundreds of synthesized sounds to create a language all his own. When you ask Vector a question, he utilizes a custom text-to-speech voice to speak directly to you.
He can self-charge
Vector knows when he’s running low on juice. When he needs power he’ll roll over to his charger all on his own (mobile phones and electric cars could learn a thing or two).
Vector with Alexa
Vector loves to help out. Adding Amazon Alexa to his voice controlled capabilities supercharges his helpfulness in your home. Coming later this year, if you choose to set up Alexa on your Vector, he’ll have access to an ever-growing number of skills that take his ability to help to new levels.