ROBOKIND WILL BRING THE FIRST ADVANCED SOCIAL ROBOT - ZENO R25 - TO HOMES EVERYWHERE
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
As the world leader in advanced social robotics, RoboKind combined its years of experience and research to develop a robot with the same astounding capabilities as robots that they have built for universities at an amazing affordable cost for everyone. RoboKind chose the Kickstarter platform to reach out to fans and supporters of advanced social robotics to introduce ZENO R25. This project will cover manufacturing costs and more software research and development for RoboKind's Open Source Platform.
The Kickstarter campaign launched this Wednesday, October 23, 11:25am (CST). Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robokindrobotics/zeno-r25-first-affordable-advanced-social-robot.
$1 goes a long way – RoboKind Robots will use the support from Kickstarter backers to bring ZENO R25 to life and into homes. The help will provide support of manufacturing ZENO and continued software research and development for future automatic updates and enhancements to ZENO.
“ZENO with its advanced interactive abilities will usher in the new era of advanced social robotics - an era where people and robots interact for entertainment, education and social development.” - Fred Margolin, CEO of Robokind.
Through Kickstarter, there are ten specific donation options for robot fanatics, educational and science supporters, from $1 to $10,000. ZENO R25 robot is available at the $2,699 level with a unique avatar world, T-shirt, sticker and much gratitude by RoboKind.
ZENO R25 creation is led by RoboKind Director of Engineering Richard Margolin who has been a part of the success behind renowned robots like Einstein, Diego, Julio and Bina. The RoboKind team behind ZENO R25 has spent the past 2 years developing and testing different prototypes and working with our manufacturing partners to create what will be the first affordable advance social robot in the world. Click here to read more about our backgrounds and bios.
R25 Kickstarter levels:
- $1 or more - Woo-hoo, every bit helps! Receive our eternal gratitude & backer e-mail updates (from RoboKind humans!) for your support. Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
- $5 or more - STICKER :: Get an awesome sticker of an exclusive designed illustration of ZENO R25, e-mail updates from humans & our eternal gratitude. Stick it on everything! Estimated delivery: Dec 2013. Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
- $25 or more - T-SHIRT :: Get a ZENO R25 T-SHIRT with an exclusively designed illustration of ZENO R25 jumping off your shirt & into your hearts. Wear it proudly! Estimated delivery: Dec 2013. Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
- $59 or more - AVATAR WORLD :: Get access to ZENO R25's AVATAR & VIRTUAL WORLD and let the developer in you - shine! Estimated delivery: Dec 2013. Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
- $99 or more - OPEN SOURCE WEBINAR & Q&A :: Get the Avatar and participate in an online webinar introduction to RoboKind's open source environment with our lead software architects. (Limited 50 available. Dates of event will be flexible & based on participants' availabilities) Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
- $2,699 - ZENO R25 :: The "FIRST 500" will own the first advanced social robot in the world that comes with a certificate of authenticity. Through our open source & automatic software updates, ZENO will continue to advance intellectually and grow with you. Estimated delivery: Mar 2014. Add $200 USD to ship outside the US
- $3,999 or more - ZENO R25 w/ RoboSTEPS or Robots4Autism program :: Get a ZENO R25 with our renowned software of a full semester of RoboSTEPS or a year of autism therapy modules called Robots4Autism that have shown positive results and effectiveness. Through our open source & automatic software updates, ZENO will continue to advance intellectually and grow with you. Estimated delivery: Apr 2014
- $7,999 or more - LIMITED SIGNED ZENO R25 :: Only 5 ZENOS will be signed by the team behind the first advanced social robot: RoboKind executives, lead designers & engineering department. Limited 5 available. Estimated delivery: Apr 2014
- $9,999 or more - TRIP OF A LIFETIME :: Pick up your ZENO R25 in-person & hangout with the RoboKind team. This includes airfare (roundtrip flight within the US to our headquarters), one hotel night stay, a live R25 demonstration & more revolutionary robot talk over dinner - on us! Limited 5 available. Estimated delivery: Apr 2014
As the world leader in advanced social robotics, RoboKind makes the experience of interacting with robots more natural and more personal than ever before. With the unique ability to intelligently engage the people around them, RoboKind robots make it fun for both children and adults to learn new subjects and explore new ideas. RoboKind robots initiate new conversations based on your activities. This interactive communication between humankind and RoboKind helps create a shared experience that empowers people and encourages them.
RoboKind's mission is to design and build a new series of social robots that allow people to interact with robots in a more natural manner and on a more personal level than ever before. Our robots' natural engagement with people will be a platform for helping people learn and grow. Further, we will continue to reduce the cost of these robots so that more people can take advantage of the capabilities that these robots have to offer.
For more information, visit http://www.robokindrobots.com or contact Teresa Nguyen, 972-746-3696, press(at)robokindrobots(dot)com. Interviews are available upon request.
Enclosed: release, RoboKind logo, ZENO R25 high resolution images and R25 capabilities.