Your own personal genius
“Professor, do you think I should eat this bar of chocolate or not?” “Well, whether you eat it or not is up to you but let me tell you that dark chocolate bars with a high cocoa content are rich in healthy polyphenols that help managing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.”
This could be one of your future conversations with Professor Albert Einstein. But hasn`t he been dead for years you say? Yes, but he came back – as a mini robot developed by Hanson Robotics. Same company has been developing a number of lifelike robots and the little Professor Einstein is their attempt for an educational robot that is affordable and that encourages children to learn. Ask him anything, and he will reply you with simple terms and some physical trivia.
The makers did not forget to add the typical Einstein hair style (with white brushy hair) and his grey moustache. He even smiles, frowns, moves his eyes and sometimes even sticks his tongue out. Although it is probably unclear whether the real Einstein really acted that way but by adding facial expressions to the robot, they made it easier for people to interact and build an emotional connection with him (if they manage to overcome the slightly creepy appearance...).
Your own personal genius will be available later this year for ＄299 and can for now be purchased on kickstarter.com.
And... That`s it!