At heart, BUDDY is a friendly companion robot. BUDDY entertains and educates, makes video calls and even sends messages to family and friends. Acting as your calendar and alarm clock, Buddy also monitors your home. BUDDY augments the care of younger, older, and less mobile people by providing companionship and help with day to day activities. With this smart companion, carers can use video to check in remotely with their loved ones. Additionally, BUDDY uses an open-source technology platform. This means that developers across the world can collaborate to build software and hardware. Rodolphe Hasselvander, the creator of BUDDY, says: “It’s been a long time dream of mine to bring a companion robot to mass market. BUDDY is the manifestation of this dream: a friendly robot that helps with day to day life but also boasts the latest in robotics technology. ” Pre-orders for BUDDY will resume soon.