I found a lot at as on the Moxie robot from Embodied, a companion who can help children play and learn. There was smooth animation and really interesting conversation technology. But it also costs $ 1,500, plus a monthly service subscription of $ 40 to $ 60 after the first year. For most parents, that just doesn’t matter! But what about a less excessive monthly rental fees of $ 149? It’s certainly more accessible from the get-go, and it also covers the cost of subscribing to company content.
For most consumers, renting a Moxie is also probably a better bet. You don’t want to pay a ton of money for hardware that might be obsolete if the business goes kaput (looking at you, Jibo). Price will always be the biggest obstacle for every robot. But if they really want to bring these things into homes, robotics companies will certainly need to think more about ways to make their equipment more affordable.
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