A Real Jogging Buddy

JOGGOBOT

We saw this and it is the NEXT step to staying in shape and having a fitness coach that will help push you. The hard part about working out is NOT being motivated is we all want to be fit BUT it's getting up off the couch after a hard, long day at work and then finding someone to do it with you. 

Introducing  Joggobot! It's the new drone that will run along with you!  Seriously?!?! Yep! No more lonely; no more trying to get someone to run with you!  Turn the joggobot on and it comes up on the air in front of you and moves ahead as you move. Sensors on your t-shirt sync with the flying disc and it moves forward. You use your smart phone to speed it up or slow it down to challenge you.  Also, its camera and gps makes joggers feel more safe as they run!  

Using a built-in camera, the autonomous drone hones in on sensors in a custom shirt and exhorts you to keep up with it.

“People might feel chased if the Joggobot was behind them,” says researcher Eberhard Grather in a video.  So instead your little drone friend flies in front of you.

You can set it for companion mode — in which the drone flies at a steady pace — or coach mode, “which sets a slightly more challenging speed,”

 

Unfortunately, the battery only lasts 20 minutes at this point. But I look forward to further developments on the early prototype.

SO WE HAVE SIRI TO KEEP US COMPANY AND JOGGOBOT TO GET US IN SHAPE , THE ROMBAA TO CLEAN OUR HOUSES AND SARA LEE TO MAKE US DINNER!