Palro gets an upgrade, and a voice!

by Mark R

Some of you might remember when we covered Palro almost one year ago from February.

At the time, we reported that Palro had 20 joints, five microphones, voice recognition, mono speakers, 3 Megapixel camera, Wi-Fi IEE 802.11 b/g/n, gyro-sensor, three-axis acceleration sensor, eight pressure sensors on the feet, 1GB internal memory, a USB port, and an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor.

I must also be quoted as saying that Palro as “a laptop with legs”. If that’s true, then the laptop has just been given an upgrade with an Atom Z530 processor, 4GB of flash storage, and an Ubuntu kernel inside.

Palro is now looking more like a robot from our science fiction dreams as he has learned how to speak. (Perhaps I should say “she” as the voice sounds female.) You can watch the video after the jump to see it for yourself.

Some of you might remember that the last time we discussed Palro, it talked about it being as a robot that you can program to do. Just picture what you can do if you can make it talk!

I believe that we reported last time on Palro that it costs about $3,300. According to my new sources, the price has apparently jumped up to $3,600.

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