@UBTECHRobotics Unveils Lynx: The Video-Enabled Humanoid Robot With Amazon Alexa
January 6, 2017

UBTECH’s Award-Winning Robotics Combined With the Power of Amazon Alexa Delivers Lifelike Human-to-Robot Interface

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CES – UBTECH Robotics, the company that created the cutting-edge Alpha Series of humanoid robots, today introduced Lynx: a humanoid robot with Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. Lynx combines UBTECH’s award-winning proprietary robotics with the automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding and search capability of Amazon Alexa, resulting in a lifelike human-to-robot interface. UBTECH will be showcasing Lynx as part of CES in Sands Expo, Hall A-D, booth #42151, January 5–8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Lynx combines unprecedented intelligence and robotics into one consumer-friendly platform,” said John Rhee, General Manager, North America, UBTECH. “Integrating with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service is a perfect match for Lynx’s unparalleled facial, image and voice recognition, emotion detection, and lifelike robotic movement, seamlessly woven together for a truly humanlike experience.”

Lynx is an in-home companion that features effortless interaction to access seemingly endless resources, with instant gratification for a truly enjoyable in-home or in-office experience. Features of Lynx include:

  • Facial, Presence and Voice Interaction – Program to trigger events such as greetings or music based on who is standing in front of Lynx.
  • Music Mode – Play Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more with simple voice commands.
  • Task Management – From calendar reminders & emails, to scheduling appointments and dinner reservations.
  • Interaction Mode – Program Lynx to sing and dance on your birthday, among other interactions.
  • Day Planning – Lynx will take reminders for the day and set them up as shared calendar events.
  • Video Access – Access Lynx’s video on the go to check on home, pets and join family events.
  • Audio & Video Interaction and Robotic Action – Place video calls over Wi-Fi.
  • Email & Notes Dictation and Reading
  • Lynx Follow Me – Take pictures, video or live stream while Lynx is with you.
  • Shop Away – Use Lynx to search for and purchase the best deals with just your voice.

“We’re excited to be working with UBTECH to bring the Lynx robot to life with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service,” said Aaron Brown, Director, Amazon Alexa. “Using Lynx, customers will be able to ask Alexa to help with a host of daily tasks to make their day a bit easier – whether it’s setting reminders, playing music, or finding out what the weather will look like tomorrow.”

The arrival of Lynx marks a major leap forward for UBTECH’s dream of putting robots into every home. Lynx will be available for purchase in spring 2017.

For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, please visit ubtrobot.com.

Social Media:

Twitter: @UBTECHRobotics

Instagram: @ubtechrobotics

Facebook: facebook.com/ubtechroboticscorp

About UBTECH Robotics:

Established to provide cutting-edge technical solutions, UBTECH Robotics is a highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider. The company is best known globally as the industry leader in humanoid robotics like the Alpha 1S. With its world-class robots that are interactive and enjoyable for the entire family, UBTECH Robotics allows you step away from traditional play and into a world where robots are our friends. For additional information about the company, follow UBTECH ROBOTICS on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and at www.ubtrobot.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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