Interactive Humanoid Robot to be the Answerman Information Desk During Nanotechnology Conference
News Sep 26, 2008
In keeping with the theme of this year’s event, Accelerating Nanotechnology Commercialization, the duties of greeting visitors and answering questions will be performed by a robot named AToM - short for “Advanced Technology of Mankind.”
This interactive conversational robot display is built by KumoTek Robotics
exclusively for the NanotxUSA’08 Conference/Expo October 2-3 at the
Hyatt Regency Dallas convention hotel. He stands approximately 5 feet tall,
weighs in at 45lbs and is powered by the world’s smallest transistors inside
an Intel Atom processor. The processor packs a whopping 47 million
transistors on a single chip, measuring less than 26mm, making it one of
smallest and least power consuming processors to date.
AToM has an embedded camera, speakers, and microphone that allow him
to detect, see and hear in real-time. A screen on his chest shows images
seen through his eyes. Visitors will marvel as his vision and face tracking
software keeps them in view. When asked questions about the event, he
will give vocal answers. And personal questions bring many surprises.
Having few to no moving parts and a robust Artificial Intelligence package,
KumoTek’s interactive robots represent the next generation of commercial
entertainment for marketing, museums, theme parks and even shopping
malls. Robots like AToM have proven their worth in museums around the
U.S. and continue to grow in popularity as unique marketing tools across
industries. KumoTek’s core areas of business include designing bipedal robot kits for educational markets, interactive character robots for events and marketing,
and service utility robots for disaster area recovery operations. KumoTek is a
veteran owned small business located in Richardson, Texas.