Giiro Robot: Smart Posturebot Robot
Giiro is made by the South Korean IoT company Gaze Lab in collaboration with a startup called Morethings that makes sensor-based products like smart insoles and smart golf mats. Gaze Lab previously launched its standing Gaze Desk on Kickstarter in 2016 and successfully raised enough to launch it. The Gaze Desk could also watch your posture through sensors, but the Giiro robot takes things a step further by giving you a funny look and imitating you when your stance is off. The basic Giiro robot resembles a Minion from the Despicable Me franchise, except it’s rendered in black and white and constantly looks upset, even when you have decent posture. When you have bad posture, its single eye turns into an X mark, as if it can’t bear the sight. When you’ve twisted one leg behind your other leg, the Giiro robot gives you side-eye until you fix it. There’s a total of nine different expressions and Giiro will also lean in the same direction and angle as you or even cross its leg if it notices you doing so.
- Country: South Korea
- Company: Morethings