This DIY Robot Communicates Using GIFs
Adorable desk assistant uses relevant images to keep people on task
From GIF Keyboards to Tinder to Facebook Messenger, using the common cultural touchpoints available in GIFs has become a popular way of chatting in the past few years. But what about using this medium to introduce you to a new robotic friend? Created using a Raspberry Pi micro (and two Arduino Mini) micro-controllers, multiple servo motors, four microphones, a camera, a USB speaker, and an attached LCD screen, Peeqo is an open-source DIY robot that uses voice recognition—and responds in context-appropriate GIFs.