22nd Entertainment Division Jury Selections
“Gatebox” Development Team (TAKECHI Minori, Representative) [Japan]
This virtual home robot in the form of a 3DCG character that appears in a box when called was created using the latest production and sensing technologies. One can communicate via conversing with the character in the box, a girl named AZUMA Hikari, thanks to voice rec- ognition technology. When out of the home, one can also use a smartphone app to have the lights and air conditioner turned on remote- ly by telling the robot they are coming home.