Crazy Connection: The 15 Oddest Smart IoT Devices Released In 2017 (So Far)


Kuri is a new robot for the home that's part assistant, part pet. This digital assistant can be controlled by your voice, but the robot communicates only in a robot language of beeps, and through facial expressions and head movements. The robot, which is being developed by startup Mayfield Robotics, also has wheels and can map its surroundings, and one use case is asking Kuri to investigate what's going on in another room of the house. Pre-orders for Kuri are available now for $699, and the robot is expected to ship for the 2017 holiday season.