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I asked my Samsung Developer Support contacts for one and they say they have no information... Just like the Galaxy Home Mini speaker that I keep asking about.

There is a lot of interest in Ballie in the Bixby Developer group, although we didn't see any direct mention of Bixby... but Samsung has promised to put it in all their devices.

As a long-time proponent of personal assistant robots for seniors, I have looked at quite a few and even bought some.  The closet to Ballie is the bowling ball sized one from LG in 2016 that never materialized. https://www.engadget.com/2016/02/21/lg-g5-friends-vr-headset-rolling-bot/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZW5nYWRnZXQuY29tLzIwMjAvMDEvMDYvc2Ftc3VuZy1yb2JvdC1iYWxsaWUtc21hcnQtaG9tZS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACpZS2FEb0OPipVOmjO63x2HKV4BnAI52d1HuWGxgRYgZVVS0AtpktYTSTjlrff2PFnX52gvffwFDnMH2oaUTrIIK8pMqeq_pO2T2vkdpZaC8FiG6waXNg0A3zsDe27Q2Z6cKyq3vLTu_kBuHE38jjYLdhR7n3Ia6tDEAVO1xn6P

Does anyone remember the ASUS Zenbo? … never happened https://www.engadget.com/2016/02/21/lg-g5-friends-vr-headset-rolling-bot/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZW5nYWRnZXQuY29tLzIwMjAvMDEvMDYvc2Ftc3VuZy1yb2JvdC1iYWxsaWUtc21hcnQtaG9tZS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAACpZS2FEb0OPipVOmjO63x2HKV4BnAI52d1HuWGxgRYgZVVS0AtpktYTSTjlrff2PFnX52gvffwFDnMH2oaUTrIIK8pMqeq_pO2T2vkdpZaC8FiG6waXNg0A3zsDe27Q2Z6cKyq3vLTu_kBuHE38jjYLdhR7n3Ia6tDEAVO1xn6P

 

Anyway, I'm interested in your Use Case ideas for a Senior Companion Robot... please share them

 

I personally have been testing Segway Loomo

https://store.segway.com/segway-loomo-mini-transporter-robot-sidekick?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4ZK85uL25gIVhsDACh0DdAz1EAAYAiAAEgJBgfD_BwE

and Kuri … gone out of business... similar to Ballie as it just "chirps"

http://heykuri.com/explore-kuri/

 

and Temi 

https://www.robotemi.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7b63t-L25gIVgcBkCh2bQQyPEAAYASAAEgI2q_D_BwE

 

 

Frank

 

 

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Little tidbit on the Galaxy Home and Mini...

 

I asked the lovely 4 Samsung employees sitting at the desk next to Ballie.  They had to talk for about 5 minutes and then said "it's not here".  I said...OK, but...are there any announcements about it or any news?  "No, sorry."

 

Brett found it at one point, but they literally took it out of CES on Day 3.  Tells me something isn't right.

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16 hours ago, AYL_Brian said:

Little tidbit on the Galaxy Home and Mini...

 

I asked the lovely 4 Samsung employees sitting at the desk next to Ballie.  They had to talk for about 5 minutes and then said "it's not here".  I said...OK, but...are there any announcements about it or any news?  "No, sorry."

 

Brett found it at one point, but they literally took it out of CES on Day 3.  Tells me something isn't right.

I really can't believe that a company with such device manufacturing prowess is struggling with the actual device itself, I have to believe it must be Bixby related 

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