Misa Social Robot is a next-generation smart robot that is targeted at families and kids. Misa responds to ‘Hey Misa’ and can do a lot of things such as play/teach children, handle daily schedules and tasks, offer home automation and surveillance, and even support elderly care.
And it comes programmed in ten languages such as French, English, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.
Upon opening the box, you get the Misa robot, which is available in two colour options – pink and blue. The one we received for this review was pink in colour. You also get some paperwork including the command list, the quick start guide, and the charger along with the power adapter, which includes four USB ports. You also get two microphones for karaoke sessions – one in pink and one in blue colour.
The Misa Social Robot comes with a 7-inch screen on the front, that offers a resolution of 1280-by-700 pixels. It is powered by a Quad-Core 1.8GHz processor, comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. The robot is powered by the Android 9.0 operating system, and it comes packed with an HD Camera and an AR Camera. It also comes with a dual microphone, and a bunch of sensors such as a touch sensor, drop sensor, range sensor, and an ultrasonic sensor to avoid obstacles.
The battery is rated at 10000mAh, which offers a standby time of 48 hours and a talk time of 8 hours on a single charge. It weighs around 1.19-kgs and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
Once you switch on Misa, you go through an intuitive setup procedure. Connect it to your WiFi network, scan the QR code to download the Misa Connect App, then connect the app to the Misa robot. To do that, scan the QR code on Misa’s screen and the app will immediately connect to it. Next, name your Misa robot and you will be good to go.
In order to ask Misa a question, all you need to do is say, “Hey Misa,” followed by a question, and Misa will get to work on an answer. Since Misa is connected to the internet, the variety of questions you can ask is endless. Especially if you have very inquisitive kids like mine, who ask a thousand questions a day, simply direct them to Misa to handle those questions!
In addition, since Misa comes with four wheels and a bunch of sensors all around it, it can move around the house with ease. Simply say “Hey Misa, Come Here!” and Misa will come rolling towards you. You can even move Misa throughout your house to monitor your kids and pets.
At first glance, the Misa Social Robot might look like another overpriced toy. But just a toy, it is not! It is a robot that packs in features such as home automation, security, social interactions with the expression of emotions, and it can also act as an assistance robot for seniors and family. It features Child Monitoring through the app, edutainment, multimedia playback, can work as a personal assistant, and more. It can do chores like book a hotel, display a recipe, play music, show real-time stock prices, and lots more, through voice commands.
For a price of AED 999, you get a robot that offers all of the above-mentioned features, in addition to coming packed with thousands of hours of safe and ad-free games, books, learning apps, and videos all from top family brands such as Little Miss, The Moomins, Mr. Bean, Peter Rabbit, Mr. Men, and so on. You can even remotely monitor your home and control Misa to move around remotely using the app.
Misa also lets you make video calls, set alarms, teach good habits, tell stories, play music, play videos, indulge in karaoke sessions, and lots more. Furthermore, you can also create a personalised display message on its screen to surprise your family members and friends – possibly a Birthday message on their birthdays or a personalised message on their anniversaries. Considering all of that, Misa comes across as a truly worthwhile investment.
Price: AED 999