temi robot Selects Newsight’s NSI3000 CMOS image sensor for the temi Personal Robot 3D Vision System
Ness Ziona, Israel – July 10, 2018 – temi, developer of advanced personal robot temi has selected Newsight’s NSI3000 line sensor for the robot’s 3D visual system. The NSI3000 chip is embedded in the robot’s LiDAR system, which controls the essential functioning of the personal robot’s navigation.
temi is a personal robot that aims to become an essential addition to every home. Featuring a 10.1 touchscreen atop a 3.2-foot-tall minimalist frame, temi traverses the home without colliding with furniture, providing a host of useful, connected capabilities on demand.
Intelligent automaton offers the experience of handsfree video calls, control of all smart home devices, enjoyment of music and videos from any room in the home, a vastly superior AI assistant. temi is an open platform for apps that interact with people, including interactive games, educational apps for fun learning, medical apps, etc. Furthermore, when away from home, a smartphone connection to temi facilitates the owner’s continued physical presence in the home: to talk to family members, or to check that everything is OK.
Yossi Wolf, founder and CEO of temi: “While considering the requirements for a state-of-the-art vision system for our robot, we evaluated several solutions and chose Newsight’s chip, which demonstrated outstanding performance and the best ROI. Our Robot’s navigation system is highly advanced, and we are very pleased with market demand for our products, as customers such as Google begin to acquire our robots”.
“We are very pleased with the collaboration with temi” adds Eli Assoolin, CEO and co-founder of Newsight Imaging: “Once again our superior technology proved to be the best fit, this time for a personal robot application. We are seeing strong, growing demand for accurate and affordable 3D systems, and are currently selling the chip to leading vendors of LiDARs, robots, Industry 4.0, and automotive, as we develop our next generation area sensor for mobile, surveillance and automotive applications. temi is an exciting use-case of our chip, and we see the vast potential of a Newsight chip included in a robot we believe will be in every home, and as a firm indication that we are on the right track”.
The temi Company was founded by CEO Yossi Wolf in 2016. Having established robotics company Roboteam Defense seven years earlier with partner Elad Levy, Yossi decided to change direction to the consumer market and create temi, the personal robot. Today temi is a global company with offices in Shenzhen China (production), New York (Marketing & Sales), Tel Aviv (R&D), and Singapore.
temi is currently in final stages of development and ready for mass production. temi sales are slated to begin later this year on its e-commerce website and in official stores as well as through third party distributors and dealers for the price of 1,499 US dollars. The company will also offer a “temi care” program for worry-free service, including returns and full 24/7 support.
temi is set to launch officially in the USA and China this year (2018), opening its doors to orders with deliveries by the end of the year.
About Newsight Imaging
Newsight Imaging Ltd. (www.nstimg.com) develops advanced CMOS image sensor chips, providing 3D solutions for high volume markets. The chip’s sensor is manufactured using CMOS technology with ultra-high sensitivity pixels, replacing more expensive CCD sensors and other camera modules in LiDAR applications for robotics, automotive (ADAS and Car safety) and drones as well as in other markets, such as mobile depth cameras, AR/VR, Industry 4.0 and barcode scanners.
Newsight’s NSI3000 family is already in the market with high volume customers and a big pipeline of evaluations. Newsight’s patent-pending eTOF (Enhanced Time-of-Flight) Technology bridges the gap between short-distance iTOF and the long-distance requirement of the automotive industry by extending the dynamic range while retaining high accuracy.