The 14in replica of Albert Einstein helps users with science, math and physics homework.
Robots completely took over CES 2017, with an Albert Einstein replica at the very front and center.
Standing at only 14in, the AI robot is a product of a collaboration between Hanson Robotics and Mattel Toys VP Andy Rifkin. It comes with an accompanying Stein-O-Matic app from which it will teach math, science and physics via games and videos. Equipped with microphones and a speaker, the toy speaker can converse with users and answer questions related to the weather, food and even famous people.
Aside from its appearance and genius, the robot also shares the quirky characteristics of the late Nobel Prize winner. It is designed to crack jokes and demonstrate more than 50 gestures, which include Einstein sticking his tongue out after telling a funny story or teasing, and pointing to draw attention.
The robot comes dressed in a corduroy sweater, and black pants and tie, which conceals a small camera. It has pupils that can move at an angle of up to 30 degrees and an articulate tongue. As with the real Einstein, this toy speaks with a German accent.
The Einstein robot is currently up for backing on Kickstarter with more than a month to go.