THIS IS FURHAT

The way we interact with technology today is fundamentally different from the way we humans interact with each other. Today, we use phones, tablets, and laptops, and click on buttons, menus and windows. We use a keyboard and a mouse to transfer our requests to machines. To date, there is no interface that can fill that gap where computers are able to interact with humans on human terms.

Furhat is a research breakthrough and an innovation driven with that vision to build a human-like interface with social intelligence. An interface with personality and intention. An interface that understands the human social protocol, language, gesture, and dynamics. An interface that is built from the bottom up on computational models of engagement, group dynamics, joint-attention, and with social intentions. We believe such interface is the next revolution in human-computer interaction, an interface that disrupts the way we engage and interact with information, and can have critical social impact in many verticals in education, healthcare, therapy, entertainment, and any situation where social skills are needed.

Furhat is about understanding how to make machines come to life. No one who’s met Furhat has been left untouched. Furhat brings the world’s most recent advancements in sensory and cloud services together to build a machine that appears alive.

Building Furhat requires a complete rethinking of computation from the ground up, and re-imagining the role computers can play with humans. This is Furhat, a robot with a character and a personality, a platform to build socially aware spoken conversations with computers.

Furhat’s software is unique. Furhat runs on Furhat OS, an operating system and a programming platform that are built up on the principles of human behavior as their building blocks. Furhat comes with APIs that allows developers and researchers to connect it to third-party software, cloud services, and intelligent sensors.

Furhat OS is available today with an SDK, support for a large set of the world’s most popular sensors, and AI APIs, including speech recognition, speech synthesis, and person tracking.

BODY TRACKING

Furhat OS comes with support for several video and depth cameras, including Kinect. Modules for body and face tracking, joint-attention, and multimodal processing are included and ready for use in application development

EXPRESSIONS

Furhat is the most expressive robot head in the world. Using computer animation allows for very high quality and great customization and expansion of Furhat’s repertoire of facial gestures and face animation models.

PERIPHERALS

Furhat today comes with no embedded sensors, but with support for a large set of peripherals to be attached to the system, including game consoles, depth cameras, microphone arrays, and RFID and Ultrasound sensors.

LANGUAGES

Furhat’s SDK comes with a wide range of modules for speech recognition and speech synthesis systems, supporting a wide range of languages. Furhat early adopters today have Furhat’s speaking English, Swedish, Japanese, German and Turkish, to count a few.

PROGRAMMABLE

Furhat is a platform for developers to build social interactions with Furhat. The Furhat SDK is open source and supports a wide range of modules, with APIs to easily integrate third-party systems and sensors seamlessly into Furhat’s conversations.

EASY SETUP

While we build Furhat, we put extreme focus on making Furhat work out of the box, with a very fast learning curve. The platform comes with tutorials and manuals.

BODY TRACKING

Furhat OS comes with support for several video and depth cameras, including Kinect. Modules for body and face tracking, joint-attention, and multimodal processing are included and ready for use in application development

EXPRESSIONS

Furhat is the most expressive robot head in the world. Using computer animation allows for very high quality and great customization and expansion of Furhat’s repertoire of facial gestures and face animation models.

PERIPHERALS

Furhat today comes with no embedded sensors, but with support for a large set of peripherals to be attached to the system, including game consoles, depth cameras, microphone arrays, and RFID and Ultrasound sensors.

LANGUAGES

Furhat’s SDK comes with a wide range of modules for speech recognition and speech synthesis systems, supporting a wide range of languages. Furhat early adopters today have Furhat’s speaking English, Swedish, Japanese, German and Turkish, to count a few.

PROGRAMMABLE

Furhat is a platform for developers to build social interactions with Furhat. The Furhat SDK is open source and supports a wide range of modules, with APIs to easily integrate third-party systems and sensors seamlessly into Furhat’s conversations.

EASY SETUP

While we build Furhat, we put extreme focus on making Furhat work out of the box, with a very fast learning curve. The platform comes with tutorials and manuals.

SEE FURHAT IN ACTION

This video shows an example of Furhat’s multiparty conversational skills used in an educational system. The system uses langauge, gesture, and social objectives, to engage users to collaborate on solving quiz games together.

FURHAT IN OUR SOCIETY

Applications for socially intelligent robots are many, and are far beyond the speech-command and control systems common in smart phones or speech-enabled devices. Our long-term vision is to bring socially intelligent robots to every home and public space, every shopping mall, school, and health care center. Here are some of the central and transformational verticals that we are currently preparing for.

Furhat the Receptionist

Furhat the Receptionist

Furhat the Front Desk clerk

Furhat the Front Desk clerk

Furhat the remote presenter

Furhat the remote presenter

Furhat the Story Teller

Furhat the Story Teller

Furhat as a Tourist Guide

Furhat as a Tourist Guide

VIDEOS OF FURHAT

Bloomberg meets Furhat

Furhat on Daily Planet – Discovery Channel

GET YOUR FURHAT HERE

Furhat is available now for early adopters. If you are interested in using Furhat in your research, or you want to develop applications for Furhat please get in touch. We are looking for those who want to build the first creative applications for Furhat. Furhat ships with the hardware, the SDK and software license to start developing social skills out of the box.