Shimi is a robotic smartphone dock that uses a connected Android smartphone as its "brain"
Shimi can move its speaker-ears so sound follows a person around the room
The Shimi band that will perform at the Google I/O after party
Shimi can recommend songs, dance to the beat and play tunes based on listener feedback
Shimi is set to be available to consumers in 2013
Researchers at Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology have developed a one-foot-tall (30 cm) smartphone-enabled robot called Shimi, which they describe as an interactive “musical buddy.” Leveraging the power of a docked Android smartphone and the music library contained on the mobile device, Shimi can recommend songs, dance to the beat and play tunes based on listener feedback.
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