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Shimi Musical Companion Harnesses The Power Of Your Android Phone
Tovbot introduces its highly marketable dancing smartphone dock at this week's Goggle I/O
By Casey Nobile

Atlanta-based start-up Tovbot combined technology’s hottest trends—cloud computing, omnipresent networks and advanced smartphones—with robotics know-how from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions to create Shimi, a robotic musical companion.

Shimi is essentially an interactive smart phone dock. Harnessing the sensing and app technology of an Android smartphone, Shimi dances along with the beat as he plays your music, recommends tracks and has the ability to create his own musical compositions.

The musical buddy exhibits uniquely human qualities thanks to Android’s facial and speech detecting algorithms. The robot can even follow a listener around the room and position its…

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Casey Nobile is Manager of EH Publishing’s Robotics Division, including Robotics Business Review, Robotics Trends, RoboBusiness and the Robotics Marketplace at CES. She is passionate about developing connections between robotics technologies and the corporate world. Nobile has a master’s degree in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College.

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