This DIY Robot Communicates Using GIFs

This DIY Robot Communicates Using GIFs
Technology

Adorable desk assistant uses relevant images to keep people on task

Rachel Pincus
  • 21 december 2016

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.

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