It’s the new year and a new you and, for Five Elements Robotics, it’s also a time for new product rollouts.
One of the Wall-based company’s latest innovations is the 5e NannyBot, which has an integrated camera so that parents can keep an eye on their children. A part of the growing internet of things, it can follow the children, projecting video and audio back to a parent’s cell phone or computer. The parent can also drive the robot remotely.
The robot runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts around 8 hours.
“Parents are going to love the freedom and flexibility this robot will add to their lives,” says CEO Wendy Roberts.
The company’s other new product is the Dash Robotic Shopping Cart. The new robotic shopping cart will allow users to transfer their shopping list from their phone, or create a new list using the store search feature. Then, the robot maps out the most effective route to your items and takes you to each one.
It is also equipped with a scanner and payment system so the customer can scan and pay for their items at the cart. After paying for items, the cart follows the customer to their car for unloading.
The cart then returns itself to its docking station.
Another feature is its virtual reality interface that shows the store to the customer as they walk and roll down the aisles.
“The Dash Robotic Shopping Cart will absolutely transform the way we do shopping,” said Roberts. “Once these robots are in the stores, we will not be able to imagine how we ever shopped without them.”
Five Elements Robotics is expecting these to be in stores in 2017.