Would you like to have your own smart, friendly robot? Who am I kidding, of course you would!
There are a lot of
products robots out there that purportedly offer this experience, but few have delivered. That’s going to change thanks to Besmo, a smart robot that incorporates your average smartphone in a rather unique way.
What Exactly Is Besmo?
Plugging in a phone unlocks the full potential of Besmo.
Besmo is a smart robot, but it achieves most functionality by syncing up with a smartphone. The main unit is a shell on wheels, if you will, that’s still packed with a lot of power. Although, once you plug in your phone — there’s a dedicated port — it accesses and stores information “specific to your needs.” It taps into adaptive AI to both analyze user data and listen to voice commands, all of which allow it to serve you better.
Besmo does offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. It also includes two modes, one which follows self-controls or autonomy and the other that handles user controls. It even doubles as a pet toy, keeping furry companions entertained while you’re away.
Having read all of this there’s likely one question on your mind: What kinds of things can Besmo do?
Refer to this neatly organized features list:
In addition, resourceful users can also write their own code for Besmo, unlocking even more functionality.
As mentioned in the caption, users will be able to develop and write their own supporting code for Besmo. This means that an active community should be able to enhance the functionality of the robot through custom content. Everything you see listed above is but a small example of what Besmo can do.
Besmo is available at your every beck and call.
It’s hard to pass up everything on offer here, from a sentry or security mode to a more playful entertainment mode there’s something for everyone.
The final device is the result of more than 20 failed attempts — 28 to be exact — which gave way to the current prototype. It’s clear Besmo’s creators have taken the time to explore an appropriate design and core system.
At the end of the day, however, this is still a prototype we’re talking about. So, when will it be available? When can we all get our hands on the little guy?
Where Do I Get One?
“Hi, I’m besmo!”
The team behind Besmo have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. Things are just starting to heat up, but hopefully backers can pledge more than the initial goal: set at $225,000. If all goes according to plan, Besmo will go out to pre-orders (early backers) sometime in November 2019. Everyone else should be able to buy their own version of the little guy shortly after.