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LOVOT

Three small robots with peach, yellow and orange bodies.
Hi! We're ready to be your buddy. Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images

LOVOT is a friendly robot designed to keep people company and make them smile. It has big eyes, cute little arms, and soft, furry skin. It can move autonomously, make eye contact with people, and express emotions, and it speaks with a synthesized voice.

Creator

GROOVE X

Year
2019
Country
Japan 🇯🇵
Categories
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Did you know?

LOVOT's creators say its name is based on the concept of "LOVE x ROBOT = LOVOT."

A small blue eyed robot with two wheels, a soft white bodice, and a camera with sensors sticking out of it's head.
I see you with my eyes...and my camera. Photo: GROOVE X
A grid of pieces that make up the robot including a faceplate and many small electronics.
A robot is more than the sum of its parts. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Specs

Overview

Uses a real-time depth camera and obstacle sensors to detect objects and move autonomously. Speech generated by digital synthesizer that mimics vocal cords. Each LOVOT features a unique personality, which evolves as you interact with the robot.

Status

Ongoing

Year

2019

Website
Width
28 cm
Height
43 cm
Length
26 cm
Weight
4.3 kg (approximately)
Speed
1-2 km/h
Sensors

More than 50 sensors, including real-time depth camera and obstacle sensors.

Actuators

18 actuators for the whole body, including 9 servo motors, 2 smaller servo motors, 2 wheel motors, and 5 fan/cooling motors.

Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
13 DoF (11 DoF with various actuators and 2 DoF with in-wheel motors)
Materials

Polycarbonate shells, polyester and polyethylene skin and clothing, glass, polyurethane, and silicone rubber.

Compute

10 CPU cores and 20 microcontrollers.

Cost
¥ 498,800 + monthly service charge (LOVOT SOLO)