Lexa Bear Offers a Cuddle Form for Voice Assistant Interactions

 - Nov 15, 2017
References: kickstarter & digitaltrends
Wetwire Robotics' Lexa Bear offers a convergence of animatronic technology, smart speakers and digital assistants, offering a next-generation teddy bear that brings new life to Amazon’s Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant.

The smart toy connects with Bluetooth devices and synchronizes the movements of the bear's mouth to the phrases that are spoken in real-time. With Lexa Bear, kids are able to hear jokes, stories and songs, as well as partake in trivia, games and problem solving challenges.

While there are many talking toys with pre-recorded responses that have been released in the past, kids have generally had to interact with the toys with specific formats and phrases. Lexa Bear sets itself apart by engaging kids with challenging prompts like: "Sing I lost my tooth" and "Lexa, open the box of cats."