Gatebox is branded as a "hologram communication robot" that is set to integrate into smart homes of the future.
The smart hologram concept was developed in Japan by Vinclu Inc in order to be able to carry out tasks like turning on appliances, provide wake-up calls and have conversations with people in the home. The device also boasts the ability to read a user's mood and appearance. The hologram takes the form of a female anime character named Hikari Azuma, who was designed by Taro Minoboshi.
While Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana and Echo from Amazon have all been put forth as intelligent personal assistants for the home and beyond, Gatebox gives the technology more human characteristics that go beyond a natural-sounding voice.