Building the Omate TrueSmart Robot: a One Year Journey Timeline From Design to Engineering on how Omate has designed its very first robot in a year from October 2015 to November 2016. We have spent over a year from design to engineering in order to give birth to our first robot. It required deep Android software customization to combine high-end audio and state-of-the-art AI into its complex mechanical design. Meet the Omate TrueSmart Robot, the World’s First Home Robot powered by Android and Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence. It can hold a conversation with anyone in the family, kids and adults alike. TrueSmart has been built on AI from the ground up; it is an incredibly smart and cute robot, a personal assistant, a music hub and a smart-home control point all in one. Here is the design story (from Y1 to Y23 iteration) from the first sketch to the mockup and plastic parts tooling by RP Prototype to the integration of Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence into the User Interface. At Omate, we build real stuffs and we deliver (sometimes a bit late) but we ship 🙂 At your service! TrueSmart lets anyone in the family kids or adults have a conversation with it. “We built the Alexa Voice Service so companies like Omate could bring their customers truly magical voice-experiences,” said Aaron Brown, Director of Amazon Alexa. Smart Assistant: Interact in a hands-free way, simply using your voice. Ask TrueSmart what you want to know: weather forecast, news report, traffic info, … Enjoy Music and Entertainment by asking TrueSmart to play a song or a playlist directly from your favorite cloud services: Spotify / Pandora / TuneIn / Amazon Music… Connect Yumi to your smart home networking systems Securely check your home activity with the front camera of TrueSmart via the remote control app And much more with over 3,000 Amazon Alexa skills apps! The Real “Droid” Deal: Make video calls via your favorite VoIP apps Connect TrueSmart to your TV via HDMI Browse the web Play games And much more with over 2 million available apps in the Google Play Store 1. Artificial Intelligence Ask anything you want to TrueSmart all of this is done by speaking with TrueSmart. Interact with TrueSmart and Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) just like you do with your Amazon Echo. Dear Developers, TrueSmart is willing to share its memory with other Artificial Intelligence assistants. 2. Powerful Wireless Speakers Best-in-class stereo sound system for music lovers, TrueSmart delivers crystal clear sound – Audio Certified by Arkamys – and fits anywhere offering the most vibrant sound ever heard from a stereo mobile wireless speaker. TrueSmart automatically detects the sound source location thanks to its five embedded microphones so TrueSmart will look at you when you ask him a question. 3. Video Call / Remote Camera Surveillance Run any VoIP Android apps for Family video calls such as Skype / Google Duo / Viber and many others. TrueSmart can also act as a video camera surveillance CCTV via its embedded high quality UltraPixel front camera; and yes! TrueSmart can move via the wheeled rotor engines and through the companion monitoring app so you can remotely check your home wherever you are directly from your smartphone. 4. Smart Home Connectivity Connect the most popular smart home networking systems via their Alexa skills. Connect TrueSmart to your TV either via Cast or HDMI and browse Internet from the front HD touch color display; play online videos and download apps and games from 3rd party application stores. 5. Full Android / Developer Friendly Offer full Android ecosystem to developers to create and test their own applications. Port any Artificial Intelligence on top of TrueSmart; customize and test your own Android Apps and Amazon Alexa Skills. Port your own Android ROM with our Omate Alexa app and build your robot with Omate so we can explore together various user segments: e.g: Enterprise; Seniors and much more!