This new Yukai’s device called Bocco Emo is an upgraded version of the Bocco robot from 2015. This robot, having the appearance of a teddy bear or a snowman is a clever device that can be used in every home.
The name “Emo” comes from the robot’s ability to “express empathy”. When the device hears a positive message, its cheeks glow green and it makes happy sounds. On the other hand, when it hears a negative message, its cheeks become red, it leaves his head and makes sad noises.
Bocco Emo is a communication robot that relays voice and text messages to keep in touch with family members who do not have telephones and it connects via Bluetooth to other devices in your house.
There are four types of sensors: a vibration sensor to detect if your door is opened or closed; a lock sensor, which tells you if the door is locked or unlocked; a motion sensor that detect move; a temperature/humidity sensor, which is supposed to prevent heat strokes.
It is extremely useful when you want to know what is happening with your children or older family members, because it informs you when your child comes home from school and whether your door is locked or not. Notifications are sent to the application paired with the robot and chronologically show everything that has happened at home during your absence.
In addition, the device responds when it hears its name and recognizes emoticons when reading messages. It can also recognize the emotional state of a person who speaks through a tone of voice.
In my opinion, it is a very useful device if you have children or the elderly at home, but you are working and you can not always be with them.