Adrian Canoso, Savioke’s Head of Product & Design, is heading to South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin on March 15th to join a panel discussion on the future of sound in robotics technology. Other members of this distinguished panel include Nuri Kim from Uber, Thavidu Ranatunga from Fellow Robots, and Hamish Tennent from Cornell University.
At Savioke, we’re always exploring new models of interaction for our robots using sound and digital innovation. Communication is especially important for our Relay robot, which is working among people in busy environments. “Because most people who encounter Relay are new to robots, it’s important that we immediately put them at ease and that means clear communication,” says Canoso.
Relay’s robotic beeps and chirps, combined with clear messaging and friendly personality, goes a long way to communicate his purpose and intentions. “It’s critical that we don’t disappoint or confuse people so we keep everything simple,” says Canoso. “We see the success of Relay’s communication style every day on the delighted faces of people who he serves.”
SXSW: The Sound of Robots, March 15. 3:30 - 4:30 JW Marriott Salon 6, http://schedule.sxsw.com/2017/events/PP65771
Join the audience if you’re in Austin or keep an eye on Twitter for conversations about the panel.