Toy Robot With Voice Recognition for Home Automation

 - Mar 20, 2007   Updated: Apr 13 2011
References: robot.watch.impress.co.jp & bornrich.org
The Chapit is a unique toy-like robot from Fuji Housing company in Japan. The robot has voice-recognition capabilities and can understand up to 10,000 different commands. So just hook the robot to your home automation system and it's ready to take your instructions.

Implications - This adorable robot companions also allows for video conferencing and photos via a built-in camera. The Chapit also has a motion sensor, conversation capabilities, and an adorable aesthetic that makes it an ideal gift. Ultimately, the Chapit is a perfect example of the humanoid robots that many associate with the future. That being said, perhaps the future is much close than it seems.