As face covers become the standard in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has built up a web connected ‘keen mask’ that can transmit messages and make an interpretation of from Japanese into eight different dialects.
The white plastic ‘c-mask’ fits over standard face masks and associates by means of Bluetooth to a cell phone and tablet application that can decipher discourse into instant messages, make calls, or enhance the mask wearer’s voice.
“We buckled down for years to build up a robot and we have utilized that innovation to make an item that reacts to how the coronavirus has reshaped society,” said Taisuke Ono, the CEO of Donut Robotics.
Doughnut Robotics’ specialists thought of the thought for the mask as they scanned for an item to enable the organization to endure the pandemic. When the coronavirus struck, it had quite recently tied down an agreement to flexibly robot aides and interpreters to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, an item that faces an unsure future after the breakdown of air travel.
Doughnut Robotics’ initial 5,000 c-masks will be dispatched to purchasers in Japan beginning in September, with Ono hoping to sell in China, the United States and Europe as well. There has been solid intrigue, he said.
At about $40 (generally Rs. 3,000) per mask, Donut Robotics is focusing on a mass market that didn’t exist until a couple of months back. One point, he stated, is to produce income from endorser administrations offered through an application that clients will download.
Doughnut Robotics fabricated a model connected mask inside a month by adjusting interpretation programming produced for its robot and a mask structure that one of the organization’s designers, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, made four years prior for an understudy task to decipher discourse by planning face muscles.
Ono raised JPY 28 million (generally Rs. 1.98 crores) for improvement by selling Donut Robotics shares through Japanese crowdfunding site Fundinno.