Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Meet ApriPoko, Toshiba's channel surfing helper-bot - Engadget: "When you use an infrared device, the robot senses the signal and asks the user 'What did you just do?' If you say something akin to 'I turned on the TV,' it will commit the command to memory, and you can operate those functions by voice."
On the scale of usefulness, I think 10 almost covers this. The idea that is converses, even in a minor way and becomes a auric interface to all things IR (TV, Stereo, etc.) is completely cool. I wonder if it can set the time on a VCR, er, DVR?