Roobo unveils PuddingBeanQ AI companion robot for kids at CES 2017


Roobo has unveiled an adorable and small robot, PuddingBeanQ, that can answer those innumerable “why” questions from young children at the CES 2017. According to company sources, PuddingBeanQ answers the questions under eights ask of life, the universe and everything. It also teaches music and basic maths and will understand up to 50 languages.

PuddingBeanQ, scientifically proven to enhance cognitive development, answers questions and interacts with children aged eight and under. It automatically recognizes and responds to their vocabulary through the use of advanced AI.

PuddingBeanQ has an ability to tell stories and poems from an expanding range of online educational resources and teaches children about melody, rhythm, tone, intensity and pitch when it comes to music and singing.

Expected to launch in March 2017, PuddingBeanQ will understand up to 50 languages and is expected to provide bilingual, English and Chinese, and communication. Roobo has established a strategic partnership with Nuance to integrate learning and data-driven AI to create a conversational interface and encourage human interaction.

PuddingBeanQ has rich, human-like emotions that appeal to young kids and will react to human touch, plus instigates interactive games that encourage movement. The AI-backed robot also correct poor posture through monitoring a child’s gestures, while everyday chitchat encourages good personal hygiene and study habits.

Commenting on the launch, Chen Yi, Product VP, Roobo revealed that PuddingBeanQ answers the big, or humorous questions that young children often ask, such as why the sky is blue, or whether the moon is really made of cheese, thanks to ROOBO’s intelligent technology.

PuddingBeanQ is an educational buddy that can help cognitive development and better encourage young children to be proactive learners and discover new knowledge through joyful play.

Some of the key features of PuddingBeanQ are rich perception and characteristic emotions, and natural bilingual communication. Moreover, children will be able to learn the basic concept behind numbers including musical rhythm perception.

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The robot is the latest version of Pudding, the number #1 seller of robotic companions in China based on sales and user feedback. Sales are calculated via the country’s two biggest e-Commerce platforms TMall and

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