The AvatarMind iPal® Robot Development Platform

The AvatarMind iPal® Robot Development Platform

The goal of the iPAL Robot Development Platform is to provide partners with the tools and support needed to enable them 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.

What is new about 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.

Key components of the iPal™ Robot Development Platform include

  • A U.S. developer version of  iPAL — English support, an SDK and other tools like a content editor, simulator, and English language documentation
  • Training and workshops to teach robot development for  iPAL
  • Custom software development services for companies who want a robot product but do not have their own internal software development capabilities
  • An  iPAL App store where companies can sell upgrades, applications, etc., specific to their customers*
  • iPAL customization services: Such as changes to plastic outer form, additional capabilities such as more sensors, custom color highlights and so on (initially restricted to what does not require a major change to the  iPAL core)
  • Consulting on the logistics around selling, distributing, and servicing the robots
  • Technical support services including hardware and software repair services
  • Access to distribution channels for companies who don’t have their own*

Key aspects of the “iPal™ Robot Platform” that make it attractive

  • Hardware – the  iPAL robot is a stable, robust device at a price no one else can compete with for the level of capability. The humanoid form is the most general and has obvious adaptations to many applications
  • With just software changes  iPAL can be readily adapted to many other applications such as elder care and retail/hospitality. We tell people that you can take iPal, spend a few months to develop your application, and launch your own robot product
  • iPAL runs on the Android OS and provides an extended Android SDK to control the robot. It is an open system that will be familiar to Android developers – in most cases a standard Android app will run on the  iPAL‘s chest screen, giving instant access to the universe of current Android applications.
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