BOSTON, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Woobo, the company that harnesses cutting-edge technology to make smart child companions that enhance kids' educational and emotional development, today launched a kickstarter campaign for the Woobo robot – a cuddly, artificial intelligence (AI)-based "learning launchpad" that sparks children's curiosity and exploration.
Priced at $199, Woobo is available for pre-order in the U.S. starting today at www.woobo.io.
"Children love exploring and having fun with a curious educational playmate, and parents want an interactive companion that gives their kids a taste of learning," said Feng Tan, founder and CEO of Woobo, Inc. "Woobo is an interactive robot friend who introduces kids to new concepts through fun and interactive learning experiences. It's a learning launchpad and a talking puppy rolled into one!"
Woobo works as a child companion who sparks curiosity through interactive, fun, and imaginative content. A functional education and entertainment platform within a soft and goofy robot-playmate, Woobo can talk, express feelings, tell stories, sing songs, and play games with kids. Woobo gets smarter and more engaging all the time.
Woobo is powered by the following hardware and capabilities:
- Microphone/speakers/WiFi capability (e.g., music, kids' reading, etc.)
- Complementary mobile app to set up daily routines
- Battery powering 48 hours of daily usage
"When you give your child a Woobo, you're providing an interactive companion that opens a world of curiosity and imagination and makes learning fun," said Tan. "We promise you this: Woobo is the smartest, most engaging imaginary playmate your child will ever have."
Woobo is 23" tall, weighs about 1.5 pounds, and includes a parenting app for iOS and Android setup and control capabilities. Woobo will ship the first Woobo companion robot during the 2017 holiday season.
Woobo is a Boston-based company founded by MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and Harvard alumni to produce a vocal and interactive AI robot for child companionship and educational development. Woobo provides a functional education and entertainment platform within a cuddly, engaging robot playmate that brings kids joy and interactive learning. Woobo can talk, answer questions, express emotion, tell stories, sing songs, and play games with kids of any age. For more information, visit www.woobo.io.
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