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This Holographic Home Assistant From Japan Will Put Amazon Echo To Shame
By Chloe Pek, 28 Dec 2016
Just when you thought home assistants cannot get any better, Japan takes it up a notch with Gatebox, a virtual robot and home assistant.
Appearing like a mini glass enclosure, Gatebox features a holographic anime character, “Azuma Hikari” who will interact and greet you in your home.
Users can communicate with Hikari via voice recognition and a chatbot.
The AI can also perform functions like waking you up, giving a weather forecast, and turning on and off connected electrical appliances.
A dream come true for anime fans, Gatebox is especially designed to appeal to lonely people living alone, providing encouragement and warmth through interacting with the home assistant.
Watch the concept video below, and preorder your own holographic home robot here.
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