In a world filled with digital assistants, this robot just wants to be your friend and help you out.
One of the things that makes Google Now and Amazon Echo so useful is the way the technology seeps into your surrounding world and becomes the hub of everything you want to do, but the interactions are still mostly call and response. As clever as the Amazon Echo is, it won’t adjust your thermostat simply because you walk into the living room and mention how cold you are. Google Now does a little better with this kind of interaction when looking at the data on your phone or tablet, but still doesn’t quite get there in voice interactions.
The folks at AKA claim to have the perfect solution to this interaction gap, and they are calling the little robot designed to facilitate this solution Musio.