Cerevo Announces "Tipron" The Internet Connected Projection Home Robot to Launch Globally
If someone told me 10 years ago that we would have AI robots globally wondering around I wouldn’t have believed them. I believe that 2017 will be the year of robots and will involve several robots that will come to market. I have already informed you guys of 2 different Robot that are coming to market, the Hease and the Robot helper at SJC but guess what? It doesn’t stop there! There is yet another robot that is about to hit the scene!
Introducing Tipron the Internet Connected Projection Robot!
Tipron is a home robot that can automatically project an 80 inch screen from a distance of 3 meters. He can move around your home by himself and project content such as movies, pictures and web pages on a wall, floor and ceiling. You can pre-set to him to project when, where and what type of content you’d like to see.
Announced today Tipron will be available for pre-order today at the Official Cerevo Store as well as Amazon.com for US$2,299.00 and the product is currently scheduled to ship in January 2017. It will also be available for purchase at b8ta Santa Monica starting from 10th December 2016.
Are robots taking over the world? Maybe so but they are very interesting and humorous to watch. I’m sure this is not the only robot that will be launched at CES so please keep checking back on Cutegeek and Hi-Tech Chic for the latest robots coming to market while at CES 2017.
Official Tipron Press Release
Tipron was developed based on the concept to turn all the walls, floors and ceilings in your home into displays, providing a new experience for visual media consumption. Tipron can automatically move and project visual content on a wall or ceiling in your house at a designated time and day as if they are tuned into displays.
Tipron can automatically project an 80 inch HD screen from a distance of 3 meters. Its transforming function allows it to project at a variety of different heights and angles and contract to a compact size when not in use. Tipron will automatically adjust its height depending on its current operating mode, for example, Tipron can contract to a compact size when charging and moving, then expand to 80 cm when projecting images or video.
Tipron’s projector unit can adjust roll, pitch and yaw (up/down -35/+90 degrees and left/right ±90 degrees) and features automatic keystone correction so you can project distortion free images and videos to any place on a wall or ceiling with auto-focusing. It also has a built in 5 watt speaker.
Tipron is operated via its dedicated smartphone app. You can specify the location, time and projection content, then Tipron will automatically move to the specified place and project information to the specified wall, floor, ceiling or other places at set times of the day.
There is also a pre-schedule function of those actions. For example, you can project a relaxing YouTube video from 7:00 to 7:30 am every morning on the ceiling of your bedroom and you can also project the morning news headlines to the living room wall from 7:30 to 8:00 am using a news site RSS feed. Tipron returns to it’s charging station automatically to a preset location when it needs or when it finishes all scheduled actions.
The app can manually remote control Tipron with a live camera video feed being streamed to your smartphone, also you can Tipron it to any location without setting a schedule. The battery life is 2 hours (1) maximum for one battery. Two batteries can be built in the main unit and the battery life for two batteries together is 4 hours (1) maximum. The extra battery is planned to be sold separately, and the price at the Official Cerevo Store is US$149.
Using Tipron built in HDCP compatible HDMI socket it is possible to connect and project video from a PC, video recorder, game console, Blu-Ray player or other media device. In addition to the function to display YouTube and RSS reader only on the main unit, you can also connect a wireless streaming device such as Chromecast or Miracast to enable projection of internet content to any location in your home.
Tipron is not a home robot that aimed to replace TV or home projector. TV and existing home projectors require your “active operation" and it is not so easy to move the location around. While smartphone enables users enjoy personal content wherever they like, it requires "active operation" more than TV does in addition to a smaller screen. Tipron is an unprecedented home robot that delivers information enriching people's lives at various places in the home fitting on their lifestyle with "Zero UI" concept, which requires no “active operation”.
|Display size / Image input||max. 80 inch (at 3m projection distance) / HDMI (HDCP compatible)|
|Image adjustment||Auto keystone correction, auto focus|
|Max. Resolution/Projector brightness||HD (1280×720) / Max250lm|
|Projector range of movement||up/down (pitch axis) -35/+90 degrees, left/right (yaw axis) ±90 degrees, rotation (roll axis) ±90 degrees|
|Recommended video format||H.264/AAC, 1280x720(dot)|
|Wireless LAN||IEEE 802.11b/g/n|
|App OS Support||Android 4.4〜(supported), iOS10.0〜(recommended)|
|Battery/Connection Terminal||5,900mAh (per battery) *2/ USB (battery charging, power)|
|Charging Time /Operating Time||approx. 2 hours (per battery)*2 / approx. 2 hours (per battery)*1*2|
|Dimensions||w300mm x d340mm x h420mm (compact mode) w300mm x d330mm x h810mm (after transforming) Weight approx. 9.5kg (with a battery)|
|On-board Sensors||IR distance sensor, Depth sensor, Video/still camera (5MP), 9-axis sensor|
|Accessories||Tipron unit / A battery / A charger station / An AC adapter / A power cable (Type A/BF/C for each piece) / A quick setup guide|