UR3 Brings Myro, the Fun-Loving Robot, to Life
The French interactive design agency Nokinomo has given birth to Myro, the fun-loving robot. A successful candidate of the Innov'Up Proto call for projects launched by the Ile de France County Council, Myro made a splash at its first major appearance in June 2017 at La Villette's Grande Halle in Paris.
A UNIQUE ANATOMY OF A NEW GENRE
Watch how Myro, the fun-loving robot, uses emotions to improve users' experience. It's a meeting that no one can forget.
CREATING RELATIONSHIPS AND EMOTIONS
Myro is hard to ignore as it attracts attention in several ways. Using its camera, it can recognize visitors and use its charm to invite interaction. Want to play tic-tac-toe, need a guide or information, wish to relax, or are you just curious? Myro has a wide range of fun activities and services, whether they are interactive or just to make people think.
Sometimes Myro shows off its artistic side by painting watercolor spirals. At other times, it can grab a nearby object in its “mouth” to show it off to the audience, while information is displayed in augmented reality on the transparent screen. Myro expresses how it feels, including joy and sadness, and sometimes sulks when it loses or folds in on itself and pretends to sleep. Myro's emotions enrich the interactions it has with humans. People are moved by Myro's sulking, talk to him, are entertained by its behavior, and share their experiences with other people.
MYRO, THE FUN-LOVING ROBOT, FULFILS THE NEED FOR INTERACTION
There are many places where Myro can fit in, such as train stations and airports that want to make travellers' waits more pleasant. Shopping centers can use Myro to highlight brands and products, offer fun activities, and generate foot traffic and loyalty. And museums can highlight their collection, manage queues, and share information.
Myro is not only adept at Tic-Tac-Toe, he is also quite the artist