My god, this spider is so cute I would let it move into my office every day
So yeah, I just found about about Gatebox
While I guess that a lot of people in Japan would already pay for something like this, I think that we should think about this in a broader sense. I mean, AI as an assistant? Cortana, OK Google, Siri. All of these already come with technologies like this. Our children will view this as a norm when they grow up. They won't have to think about their schedule, they will be welcomed home even if both parents are at work. Think about it a little more and you might see, that those kind of AI could even babysit small children (I really think thats not to far off with all the access to cheap sensors we have nowadays. Enter Gatebox - your personal ... companion?.