iPal 2 is a fully functional humanoid robot that is 3½ ft/1.03 m tall. It has many motors, microphones, cameras, and sensors (infrared, ultrasonic, and touch) which enable iPal 2 to be aware of its surroundings and interact effectively with humans.
iPal 2 is an open, Android based system with extensions for motion, sensors and natural conversation, allowing a wealth of third-party applications to be delivered on iPal 2.
iPal 2 can be a teacher’s assistant in schools, provide personalized services to children who may need more help, and provide support for home education. iPal 2 presents educational content in an engaging manner that supports social development and encourages interest in science and technology. iPal 2 aids parents in providing their children a better quality of life and a head start in education.
iPal 2 is a constant companion that supplements personal care services and has the potential to provide security with alerts for many medical emergencies. As a companion and safety monitor, iPal 2 can facilitate social interaction and companionship for seniors who may not be able to get out as much as they’d like due to physical limitations. iPal 2 can also aid in health and safety monitoring, reminding seniors to take their medication and allowing caregivers and loved ones to check in on individuals through the iPal 2 smartphone app.
iPal 2 can greet customers, entertain and interact with them, and provide information about products, sales, take orders, and much more.
iPal 2 Robot Development Platform
The iPal Robot Development Platform enables partners to quickly and efficiently modify iPal’s software and content for their specific use. They can then deploy and market their own branded robot product at a fraction of the cost of developing their own robot.
The iPal platform is that it is a complete end-to-end solution (a “one-stop” shop) that enables a company to come in and quickly and inexpensively develop their own robot product. This includes an affordable and highly capable hardware robot platform, all of the software tools needed for development, training, custom software development services, hardware and software support, and access to distribution channels.
iPal 2 Components
Screen: iPal 2 has 2 buttons on its back, a power button and an emergency shutdown button. To turn on iPal 2, hold down the power button for 2 seconds. To turn off iPal 2, hold down the power button for 2 seconds. For emergencies, such as instances where iPal 2 is not responding, press the emergency shutdown button to immediately power off iPal 2.
Power Buttons: The screen on iPal 2’s chest can be used to change settings, start and stop applications, and control iPal 2 in various ways.
Charging: For security and safety reasons, by default iPal 2 is automatically turned off or put in screen protection mode when charging.