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The robot iPal: A companion for lonely people unveiled in Shanghai 
The robot iPal: A companion for lonely people unveiled in ShanghaiThe robot iPal: A companion for lonely people unveiled in Shanghai
The iPal, designed by the company AvatarMind, has been created primarily with children in mind. However, the robot can also be used by other people who need a companion at home.

The specs of the robot iPal

The human-like mechanical device iPal can interact with its users via a tablet situated on its chest. The robot is equipped with an Android operating system, a quadcore 1.8 GHz chipset, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB memory. Furthermore, it measures 3.5 feet (as tall as five-year-old children) and speaks two languages.

The main purposes of the AvatarMind’s gadget

According to the official website of iPal’s creator, AvatarMind, the robot was designed predominantly for children. Indeed, the gadget can be used as both a friend and a teacher to kids. The tablet is equipped with educational programs, stories and games. The mobile apparatus can even dance. Furthermore, they can also help lonely elders or in some shops where they would entertain and welcome clients.


The artificial intelligence equipment revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show © AFP

Where was the device unveiled?

There was a series of new technology developments being introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia in Shanghai and the iPal was one of them. The event, which took place from the 13th until the 15th of June 2018, is one of the largest of its kind. Additionally, a similar robot has been displayed at the same conference that was held in Las Vegas in 2017.

The AI tool is an innovative equipment

The Consumer Electronics Show has been the home to the introduction of the latest family robot called the iPal. The interactive Chinese tool is already available for purchase at the price of 9,000 yuan ($1,400).

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