WHY IS MAKI?
If the eye is a window into the soul, think of MAKI as a frame for a pair of eyes, or maybe a window? Wait, we were going somewhere with that?
Got it, think of MAKI as a window, with a pair of eyes looking into your soul. Actually, don't do that!
MAKI is a cute, humanoid robot designed with exaggerated, child-like features, to invoke an empathic response from users. MAKI's key feature is it's pair of expressive animatronic eyes, which can be used for non-verbal communication.
"If technology is part of the cause of the decline in empathy, it can become part of the solution." - Helena Pozniak
MAKI edu is a platform for evoking and expressing empathy, verbally and non-verbally. Designed to be 3D printed and made by you, our goal with MAKI edu was to make research in fields such as Human-Robot Interaction more accessible. To that end, MAKI edu is free to download for non-commercial use and we are constantly working to improve the design.
SD Card Reader
6 Points of Articulation
15" H x 6.75" W x 7.25" D
PLA, ABS and Nylon
Google AIY Voice HAT+
1.4GHz 64-bit quad-core processor+
1 - 4GB
ROS and Synthiam ARC
Raspbian, Ubuntu and Windows
Dual-band Wireless LAN and Bluetooth