Emotech is an AI-based company that works on exploring emotions in robots using artificial intelligence. Emotech was founded in 2014 in London, UK.
Emotech has built a personal-assistant robot, named "Olly".
Olly's key features include:
Vision-enhanced natural voice interaction
Olly interacts like a human, and will proactively start a conversation rather than just reacting to a command. Olly has sight as well as hearing abilities.
Expressive Visual Interaction System
Olly communicates using a custom built circular LED display with a design language that is as visually unique as every Olly, yet understandable due to its shared core patterns.
Olly recognises by voice and image. If it can’t see the person then voice recognition is used. Combining voice and image improves the recognition rate.
Olly uses vision to enhance its beam-forming microphone array technology by visually analysing the surrounding environment to understand the type of the room, and any obstacles that might be in the way.
Emotional character engine
Olly understands facial expressions, vocal intonations and verbal patterns. This allows Olly to move and talk to the user.
Olly recognises what the person is doing, and can learn the intention behind it.
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