At CES 2024 in Eureka Park, Enchanted Tools introduced Miroka, the counterpart robot of Miroki, which are robots built to overcome the challenges of modern robotics by adapting to the environment around them. Both robots combine world-class engineering with animation and storytelling to tackle concrete issues and repetitive tasks in health care, hospitality, travel, and other customer-centric industries. If you missed them at CES 2024 they will be heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2024!
Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), advanced navigation and manipulation capabilities enable the 3.3-foot, 62-pound character robots to recognize, understand, and maneuver within their surroundings. A rolling globe that lets them move faster and more freely, opposable thumbs, and a universal handle that can attach to any object enable the robots to reliably assist with critical yet mundane functions: Miroka and Miroki boast a 97% grasping success rate, compared to the 60% market standard.
AI also manages the robots’ behavior and mammal-like features, allowing them to respond to individuals with a wiggle of the ears or a change in facial expression that creates an engaging, lifelike experience.
Enchanted Tools’ robots have proven valuable for critical logistic support, like delivering or transporting supplies across facilities after promising trials in Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) in France. But reception to the robots’ engaging personalities and responsive facial expressions is opening new potential applications, including as a care companion, especially for children seeking medical treatment.
Founded in 2021 by Jérôme Monceaux, co-creator of Pepper and Nao, Enchanted Tools imagined and produced the first prototype of Miroki in less than 12 months. It has made continuous improvements to the robots’ software and functionality and will open its early access program for organizations looking to purchase Miroka or Miroki in early 2024.
To learn more please visit: www.enchanted.tools.
About Enchanted Tools
Enchanted Tools was created in 2021 by Jérôme Monceaux (multi-entrepreneur, co-founder of Aldebaran, and co-creator of the Nao and Pepper robots) and Samuel Benveniste (PhD and former director of the French national center of expertise in cognitive stimulation). Heir to a unique French know-how in humanoid robotics, Enchanted Tools has raised the
largest seed funding in French robotics history (17M€). With a goal of producing 100,000 robots in 10 years, the company aims to have a global impact.
Source: Enchanted Tools