When we saw what ER1 could be trained to do we felt it was an important and exciting item we wanted to showcase and sell to our customers," commented Carl Fiorentino, President, TigerDirect.
Available in two configurations, the Evolution Robotics ER1 can be purchased unassembled for $599 MSRP, or assembled for $699 MSRP.
Now that the ER1 is out in the retail market, we believe consumers are going to be very impressed with a powerful yet affordable product that brings robotics into their day-to-day lives," commented Bill Gross, Founder and Executive Chairman of Evolution Robotics.
Following the introduction of the ER1 in May 2002, Evolution Robotics set up a beta program with more than 50 developers and consumers to test early versions of the ER1 personal robot system.
A technological breakthrough in the personal robot market, the ER1 is only the first in a line of autonomous personal robot products that Evolution Robotics will bring to market.
The ER1-K includes stepper motors, a motor controller that plugs into a laptop, a USB camera, the same GUI-based ER1 software control center and the XBeams(TM) aluminum building system for easy construction.
With the processing power that's now available in today's Pentium processors, and a patent-pending vision algorithm that can actually recognize objects and its environment in a real world setting, the ER1 is the first personal robot that can navigate and act based on vision," commented Bill Gross, Founder and Executive Chairman of Evolution Robotics.
The ER1 Personal Robot System provides an array of features and built-in functions including:
The most powerful feature of the new ER1 Personal Robot System is its software control center.