At CES 2020, one of the more well-represented gadget categories was definitely consumer robots — but none was more adorable than MarsCat, a new robo-pet from industrial robot startup Elephant Robotics.
在CES 2020消費電子展上,消費級機器人絕對是一個更具代表性的小工具,但其中最可愛的當屬“火星貓”,這是一款新的機器寵物,來自工業機器人初創公司——大象機器人公司。

This robot pet is a fully autonomous companion that can respond to touch and voice — and even play with toys, and it’s hard not to love the thing after spending even just a brief amount of time with it.
這款機器人寵物是完全自主的伙伴,能對撫摸和語音指令做出反應,甚至還能玩玩具。即使只和它待一小會兒,你也很難不喜歡上它。

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MarsCat’s pedigree is a bit unusual, since Elephant Robotics is focused on building what’s known as “cobots,” or industrial robots that are designed to work alongside humans in settings like factories or assembly plants.
火星貓的“血統”有點不尋常,因為大象機器人公司主打產品是“合作機器人”,或者叫工業機器人,設計用途是在工廠或裝配車間等場所與人一起工作。

Elephant, which was founded in 2016, already produces three lines of these collaborative robots and has sold them to client companies around the world, including in Korea, the U.S., Germany and more.
大象機器人公司成立于2016年,已經有三條協作機器人的生產線,客戶遍布全球,包括韓國、美國、德國等國。

This new product is designed for the home, however, not the factory or the lab. MarsCat is the startup’s first consumer product, but it obviously benefits immensely from the company’s expertise and experience in their industrial robotics business. With its highly articulated legs, tail and head, it can sit up, walk, play and watch your movements, all working autonomously without any additional input required.
但這款新產品是家用的,而非在工廠或實驗室使用的。火星貓是該初創公司的第一款消費品,但顯然從該公司的工業機器人方面的專業知識和經驗中受了很多影響。火星貓有高度靈活的腿、尾巴和頭,能坐立、行走、玩、看你的動作,所有動作都自主進行,不需要額外輸入指令。

While MarsCat provides that kind of functionality out of the box, it’s also customizable and programmable by the user. Inside, it’s powered by a Raspberry Pi, and it ships with MarsCat SDK, which is an open software development library that allows you to fully control and program all of the robot’s functions. This makes it an interesting gadget for STEM education and research, too.
雖然火星貓開箱即用,但用戶也可以定制和編程。內部由樹莓派驅動,還裝有MarsCat SDK(軟件開發工具包),這是一個開源軟件開發庫,你可以完全控制機器人的所有功能并進行編程,也使它成為了很有趣的STEM教育和研究工具。

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