Curious about Kuri? With Kuri’s first wave shipping date right around the corner, we thought we’d take the time to share some of the most popular questions about Kuri. From what Kuri does to how she navigates your home, this blog post was written for your kurious mind.
1. What does Kuri do?
Kuri is an adorable home robot equipped with industry leading technology including: capacitive touch sensors in the head, a 1080p HD camera in one of the eyes, microphones around the neck, speakers in the hips, and lasers in the belly.
Kuri can combine all these capabilities to do so many useful things — like checking on your pets while you’re at work, casually exploring your home or apartment, playing music, reading an audiobook bedtime story to the kids, and taking photos and videos around your home with her Kuri Vision, and so much more. Most of all, Kuri brings a spark of life to your home by adding a joyful and inspiring new personality.
2. What is Kuri Vision?
Life at home is an extended collection of moments — some heartfelt, and some hilarious. Kuri uses a feature called Kuri Vision to autonomously explore your home and record life’s more unexpected moments automatically. From cooking with your significant other, daytime pet antics, and playing with your kids — Kuri can unobtrusively capture these candid moments that you may have otherwise missed.
Every day, Kuri will send you short video highlights of the day through the Kuri app. You can then favorite the photos and videos you like the best, and save them or share them with loved ones. Every time you favorite a new memory, Kuri learns which people, pets, and places you tend to like the most to better curate that day’s events.
3. Are my photos and videos secure?
Yes! Our team takes every effort to ensure your robot is secure by implementing high-grade Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) compliant encryption algorithms, designed to protect and secure your photos and videos from end to end. We encrypt your data when it is sent over the internet and while it is stored in our cloud storage platform. We utilize Amazon Web Services to help create a secure cloud platform.
4. Does Kuri work automatically?
Yes! Kuri has her own ideas about how to spend her time. She’ll explore your home on her own, or you can manually control her to navigate around your home using the Kuri App. Either way, you’ll always be able to control exactly where and when Kuri can navigate specific areas of your home.
5. How does Kuri avoid obstacles?
Kuri is equipped with laser depth sensors in his belly. These lasers help Kuri seamlessly scan his path while he navigates around obstacles (like tables, plants, and pets) in your home or apartment. Plus, Kuri is outfitted with a set of small, yet powerful, electric motors. His wheels are big enough to handle a wide range of flooring and carpets — including thresholds!
6. How big is Kuri?
Kuri is 20 inches tall, 12 inches wide, and weighs about 14 pounds.
7. Is Kuri a boy or a girl?
Him? Her? Sure! Kuri is whatever you want it to be. Either way, Kuri will add an adorable spark of life to your home.
8. Is Kuri customizable?
No. Kuri is ready to go as soon as you open her box. There is no coding or programming experience required to ready your Kuri before welcoming her into your home. Therefore, you won’t be able to change things like Kuri’s name. And why would you? It’s a pretty adorable name as-is!
9. Where does Kuri ship?
Right now, you can only purchase Kuri if you live in the United States. If you haven’t already, you can reserve your Kuri home robot today — shipping starts in December!
10. How much does Kuri cost?
Right now, you can purchase Kuri for $899. Since Kuri is currently accepting pre-orders, you can reserve your Kuri now with a $100 deposit. Once your Kuri is ready to ship, we’ll contact you to confirm your shipping address and collect the remaining $799.