Robin is designed with drivers in mind, aiming to provide them with relevant information, guidance and content via a natural voice / gesture interface.
In the car, this interface becomes key, enabling a completely eyes-free interaction: voice in, voice out. Importantly, Robin’s powerful dialogue engine allows a natural and smooth conversation flow, always keeping track of the implied context. Starting a dialogue is as easy as “waving hello” in front of the phone’s screen, so one never has to look away from the road.
At the moment, Robin is available in beta across the US, offering features such as local search (including Yelp reviews), navigation, real-time traffic and parking information, gas prices, weather and more. And for those getting bored behind the wheel, Robin can narrate personal Twitter news (with more content reportedly coming soon) and even tell jokes.
According to Magnifis, the company behind Robin, these are just the first steps. Drawing inspiration from the famous KITT of the “Knight Rider” fame, Robin is poised to emerge as a very personal kind of assistant that becomes increasingly helpful as she gets to know her “master” better.
For instance, Robin will be able to proactively alert drivers about traffic or speed cameras, based on her knowledge of one’s schedule and driving patterns. And the two-way communication will make it easy for the drivers to share information, e.g., about traffic (Waze style). She will also serve as “personalized radio”, narrating relevant news aggregated from a variety of sources and even learn the individual’s taste in jokes.
Watch video below to learn more about Robin:
Via: PR Web.