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A sad ending to an adorable robot that would have undoubtedly had universal acclaim

Kuri, the adorable and expressive robot from Mayfield Robotics could have been a game changer; a way to get a robot in every home. A super charged Amazon echo with wheels that looks like it came straight out of a Pixar Studio. It's a shame that Bosch, Mayfield Robotic's parent company, never really saw past their own wallets.

This could have been the robot that changed everything, robots would no longer be a niche market for the ultra nerd. This would have been the robot children bugged their parents for until they eventually caved just to get some peace and quiet.

 

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Kuri doesn't speak, instead it uses an array of "beep-boops" and incredibly expressive eyes to communicate 

 

Bosch had stated that the Kuri and Mayfield Robotics was "not a business fit" shortly before shutting the project down and refunding thousands of pre-orders which in my view, was a very stupid mistake.

 

Nobody's going to remember the worlds greatest washing machine maker, Bosch.

 

 

Maybe this was for the best? Perhaps those adorable eyes were a gateway into skynet, before you'd know it there would be armies of Kuri bots on the march to bleep-bloop us out of existence....

 

Bosch, get your shit together.

 

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An army of these things trying to overrun Earth would be terrifying!

On a serious note, I'm sure another company will release something similar over the next 5 years.

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