Baidu launches a new line of home robot products with the first hitting the market in December

Chinese web services company Baidu announced the launch of new products for their Raven smart devices collection, such as a smart speaker and a pair of home robots during the Baidu World conference on November 16. The devices were named, respectively, the Raven H smart speaker, the Raven R home robot and the Raven Q. These devices were programmed to use Baidu's AI called DuerOS, which many have compared to other AI assistants on the market like Amazon's Alexa or Microsoft's Cortana. These products stand out as the first from Baidu to act as an assistant for users.

The Raven H smart speaker hits the market in December 2017 for $256, however the Raven R and Q models were not given a release date or price as of yet.

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Chinese web services company Baidu announced the launch of new products for their Raven smart devices collection, such as a smart speaker and a pair of home robots during the Baidu World conference on November 16. The devices were named, respectively, the Raven H smart speaker, the Raven R home robot and the Raven Q. These devices were programmed to use Baidu's AI called DuerOS, which many have compared to other AI assistants on the market like Amazon's Alexa or Microsoft's Cortana. These products stand out as the first from Baidu to act as an assistant for users.