So, Where’s My Robot?

Thoughts on Social Machine Learning

ToyBots

A new company, ToyBots, was announced at the TechCrunch 50 event this week.  Their vision is a combination of social networking, online gaming, and robot-toys.  Similar in spirit to Webkins or ClubPenguin, but creating a tighter coupling between the physical toy and the virtual world.

Interestingly this company isn’t exactly focused on developing the end-user scenarios, they want to provide the mechanism and infrastructure for other people to develop robot toys that can be connected through games and social networks online.  Like an AppStore for robot toys they say, calling it “the internet of things.”

Looks fun, will be interesting to see where this goes.  And it’s great to see social robots in the TechCrunch 50!

September 15th, 2009 Posted by | Industry | no comments

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