Mayfield Robotics Introduces Kuri: A First-of-Its-Kind Home Robot

Designed with personality, awareness, and mobility, Kuri enhances
life at home and helps people connect

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CES2017Mayfield
Robotics
, a Bosch
startup out of Redwood City, CA, today at CES
proudly unveiled Kuri, an intelligent robot for the home. Kuri is
designed with personality, awareness, and mobility, and adds a spark of
life to any home. Priced at $699, Kuri is available for pre-order in the
U.S. with a $100 deposit starting today at heykuri.com.


Kuri is built to connect with you and helps bring technology to life.
Kuri can understand context and surroundings, recognize specific people,
and respond to questions with facial expressions, head movements, and
his unique, lovable sounds. Like many adored robots in popular culture,
his personality and ability to connect are his greatest attributes.

“For generations, people have dreamed of having their own personal robot
in the home, and we’ve been focused on making that dream more of a
reality,” said Sarah Osentoski, COO and co-founder of Mayfield Robotics.
“We’re proud to introduce Kuri to the world and can’t wait to see how he
touches the lives of everyone, ranging from parents and children to
early technology adopters.”

Behind his clean design, Kuri is powered by serious hardware &
capabilities:

  • A built-in 1080p camera, so you can check in on the house or pets
    while you’re away;
  • A 4-Microphone array, powerful dual speakers, and wifi + Bluetooth
    connectivity, so he can play music, read the kids a bedtime story, or
    follow you around playing podcasts while you’re getting ready for work;
  • Various sensors for mapping and detecting edges and objects, so he
    knows where he is, and so you don’t have to worry about him bumping
    into that chair you forgot to put away, or driving down stairs;
  • Easily programmable tasks and IFTTT capabilities to connect within
    modern smart homes
  • Hours of battery life, and when it’s time to refuel, he simply returns
    himself to his charging dock for a quick charging nap.

“While insanely cute on the outside, Kuri contains serious technologies
on the inside that represent the latest developments in smartphones,
gaming, and robotics,” said Kaijen Hsiao, CTO and co-founder of Mayfield
Robotics. “We hope Kuri introduces people — especially kids — to the
power of technology and can inspire a new world of possibilities for
their future.”

“I’m excited to finally share the work we’ve done,” said Mike Beebe,
Mayfield Robotics’ CEO and co-founder. “We have an incredible team
that’s focused on a single dream: home robots done right.”

Kuri is 20” tall, weighs about 14 lbs, and includes an app for iOS and
Android for setup and control capabilities. Mayfield Robotics plans to
ship the first Kuri robots for Holiday 2017.

About Mayfield Robotics

Mayfield Robotics is the maker of Kuri, a new kind of intelligent home
robot. Born out of the Bosch Startup Platform, the company is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch North America Corporation. Founded in
2015 by Sarah Osentoski, Kaijen Hsiao and Mike Beebe, the company is
based out of Redwood City, California. For more information, visit www.mayfieldrobotics.com,
and to pre-order Kuri, visit www.heykuri.com.

Contacts

Mayfield Robotics
Mishri Shah
press@mayfieldrobotics.com