Yukai Engineering’s Communication Robot “BOCCO Exchange Messages With Family Members

Yukai Engineering has released a Wi-Fi model of the communication robot “BOCCO emo“. The price is 40,000 yen (excluding tax).

“BOCCO emo” is the next-generation model of the communication robot “BOCCO” that was born in 2015.

In addition to functions such as sending and receiving voice messages, sensor linkage, weather distribution and reminding functions, and linkage with IoT devices, it is equipped with the latest “high-performance voice recognition technology”, a new form of communication interface that has never been seen before. Evolved into.

It is not just an inorganic object that executes voice commands, but it aims to behave in a way that creates empathy by reacting to everyday conversations and greetings with its own language (emo language) and movements.

Cooperation with IoT devices and distribution of disaster prevention information will be available in future updates.

As a specific function, if you send a message by text or voice from the dedicated “BOCCO emo app“, BOCCO emo will read it aloud, and you can also record a voice message from BOCCO emo and send it to the app. In addition, the recorded voice is transcribed into characters, so you can read it and check the contents.

In addition, BOCCO emo will notify you when you set daily schedules such as garbage days or important schedules such as family birthdays with the app.

In addition, you can operate with a voice such as “Emo-chan, play a message”, and you can also set your nickname to your favorite name. It’s also a nice point to respond to casual tweets such as “Emo-chan is now” and “I’m tired”.

In addition, it is possible to notify the family’s return home and measure the temperature of the room in cooperation with various sensors sold separately.

The simple rounded form is lovely, and it seems that it can be expected to have a healing effect as well as a role as a communication robot that connects families.

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Yukai Engineering has released a Wi-Fi model of the communication robot "BOCCO emo". The price is 40,000 yen (excluding tax).

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