EMYS is a friendly robot head designed to teach kids foreign languages in a fun, interactive way. It can move, speak, and uses its expressive face to display different emotions and connect with users.
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Did you know?
One of the first prototypes fell of a table during testing with a group of kids, breaking part of the head. Fortunately, the kids and their teacher were able to fix it using a Band-Aid.
Emys was part of the FLASH social robot project led by Jan Kędzierski at the Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland. FLASH consisted of a wheeled Segway-style body equipped with a single arm, plus an expressive head. The unique head design, called Emys (for "emotive head system"), was part of the LIREC Project, an European research program with the goal of "exploring how to design digital and interactive companions who can develop and read emotions and act cross-platform." In 2018, Kędzierski founded a company to commercialize Emys as an educational robot. Emys is used in homes and classrooms by children age 3-7 who interact with the robot through a series of interactive tasks, games, crafts, activities, songs, and stories.
Designed for kids ages 3-9. Speech synthesis and recognition. LCD display on its base.
- 23 cm
- 38 cm
- 23 cm
- 4 kg
Touch sensors, RGB camera, microphone, RFID reader
Four DC motors with encoder feedback
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
- 4 (Neck: 2 DoF; Head discs: 2 DoF)
ARM Cortex A53, ARM Cortex M4. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Linux, Free RTOS
Battery, 2 hours of operation; external AC power adapter
- $800 (consumer edition) $1500 (school edition)