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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 06:09:27 PM »
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 06:14:05 PM »
This might be the first real large scale "take the money and run" indigogo scam. The campaign owners surely know that all their promises are utter fantasy.
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 06:16:44 PM »
Well, it was funded  in April 2016  and was supposed to be shipped in October, so at this point there is no point in discussing, it is a scam.
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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 06:26:02 PM »
Better save that campaign before it gets shut down!
It's a very nice take-down
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 06:28:48 PM »
Well, it was funded  in April 2016  and was supposed to be shipped in October, so at this point there is no point in discussing, it is a scam.

Then why are they demoing it?


It's not going to work as advertised of course, but doesn't look like a take the money and run scam.
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 06:31:03 PM »
This is their "hardware schematic"   ::)

 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 06:34:49 PM »
It looks like it has lost the ball, so now it is just a stand for a tablet :)
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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 07:36:31 PM »
It looks like it has lost the ball, so now it is just a stand for a tablet :)

 :wtf:

 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 08:28:03 AM »
hehe, it looks like they just saw that video and did a cargo cult style copy for their project.

"Wouldn't it be amazing if it had a tablet on top and followed you around helping you..."
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 09:35:32 AM »
This might be the first real large scale "take the money and run" indigogo scam.

Perhaps that's why they named it "Goodbye".
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2017, 01:03:05 PM »
Gee I wonder where they stole the name? Japanese robot dog-pet anyone?

http://gizmodo.com/sonys-robotic-dogs-are-dying-a-slow-and-heartbreaking-d-1712160637
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 05:43:52 PM »
I think those wheels would actually work, if they had motors:


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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 10:02:05 PM »
So what happened at the Meet Aido event I hear you asking?

There is a reasonably objective review of this less than impressive event at https://www.dropbox.com/s/0m5zwmrub9jbknk/I%20Met%20Aido.pdf?dl=0

Summary of what they have got so far: a tablet stand with very bad voice recognition.

There is an official video which is so bad quality I'm not bothering to post the link. It's on youtube somewhere...
Bob
 
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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 12:03:00 PM »
That report is hilarious.
 

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Re: Aido: The Next Home Robot Scam?
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 01:25:45 PM »
Money well spent :)
 


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