Robotics Pet

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Looking for: Developer, Engineer
I'm thinking about creating a new startup, a robotics start up. I am currently in the very, very, early stages of this idea, I actually started working on this last week. I don't have a name for it yet, but something along the lines of "Robo Pet" could be a good one.

The idea is to create a robot that, with face and speech recognition, (machine learning, ai, and so on), could interact with people around the house. The first product will just be a fixed, not movable, robot. It will have a camera, mic, and speakers. It will connect to backend services, like Google APIs, for example, to get it to answer questions, etc. This "pet" could meet people and have different type of conversations depending on who's it talking to, remember them for later interactions, and much more.

I am currently looking for a co-founder that's interested in this field and has some hands-on experience (or at least passion and willingness to learn), in robotics, speech recognition, image processing, and/or anything related to this idea. Image and voice processing is currently my highest challenge.

My background is iOS programming, which has very little to do with this type of thing, but I have been working with Arduino on side personal projects for a while. I'm a C++ lover.

Thanks,
Pedro

Additional Info

  • Time commitment: part time (10h/week)
  • Idea stage: prototype development