Classic Apple kit given a unique makeover iRis Robot
Part anglepoise iMac, part WALL-E, it’s the iRis!
Imagine if Apple created a truly mobile personal assistant that embodies the company’s signature design philosophy, as seen in its computers of old. That’s just what the German concept designers at Curved Labs did, and this quirky little robot is the result. iRis (Siri in reverse) is based on Apple’s iconic anglepoise iMac G4, and moves around in a manner similar to cutesy popular Star Wars droid BB-8. Looking at the (purely imaginary) spec sheet, iRis can live broadcast whatever it is looking at, and can be controlled via Siri voice commands thanks to its integrated HomeKit support. Beats stereo speakers live under the spherical hood, as does a vacuum cleaner and - oddly - a laser pointer, meaning iRis would quickly become your cat’s best friend. So, Apple: One Last Thing at the next keynote perhaps? WEBSITE curved.de
Above: While the world is obsessed with rumours on an Apple Car, isn’t a handy home robot like iRis much more useful for Apple’s core users?
Left: The schematics detail the many uses for iRis. A vacuum cleaner, portable music device, laser pointer and maybe a friend for your pet!