Latest in Gear

Image credit: Robotemi

Robotemi is adding Alexa to its personal telepresence robot

It'll basically be a rolling Echo Show.
95 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Robotemi

Temi (pronounced "Timmy," I think) is a personal robot with a 10-inch tablet for a head. It can play music and videos, control your smart home hardware and handle other basic assistant stuff, such as ordering takeout. In short, Temi is a friendlier telepresence robot for the home. Today, the company is announcing plans to integrate Amazon's Alexa assistant and, by extension, offer "Echo Show-like experiences" through its LCD screen. Now, Temi already offers video calls to mobile devices and other Temi robots. Echo-enabled calls, however, would increase the number of devices -- and by extension, it's usefulness -- that Temi owners can call.

Robotemi, the company behind Temi, will add the functionality once Amazon releases its Alexa Smart Screen and TV Device SDK. It's not clear, however, if the startup will be replacing its entire operating system, called Temi OS, with the one used by Echo Show products, or merely supplementing it with Amazon services. Adopting the Alexa platform wholeheartedly (including the visual portion, called the Alexa Presentation Language) would, in theory, give Temi access to a larger spectrum of visual 'skills.' And for Robotemi, It would neatly solve the tricky task of persuading developers to create experiences for an ultra-niche platform.

You can pre-order the Temi today for $1,499 in the US. The company expects to ship the first units by March.

Follow all the latest news from CES 2019 here!

Source: Temi
In this article: amazon, ces2019, gear, Robotemi, robots, Temi
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
95 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties

House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties

View
'Fortnite' adds lightsabers following Star Wars event

'Fortnite' adds lightsabers following Star Wars event

View
A 'Snow Crash' TV series is coming to HBO Max

A 'Snow Crash' TV series is coming to HBO Max

View
New Orleans declares state of emergency following cyberattack

New Orleans declares state of emergency following cyberattack

View
Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr