A company called Emotech unveiled something interesting during TechCrunch’s Disrupt London 2015 event this week.
Called Olly, it is a robot personal assistant that is said to be able to create its own personality that can grow and develop through the interactions it has with the user.
The robot itself has been styled to look great in the home, shaped like a plant pot with a circular bottom, its screen faces the user displaying an eye that helps to add that personality, that is combined with technology that allows it to understand context and when information would be appropriate for the user.
Much like other assistants, Olly will allow you to look up information for various questions, like what the weather is like, how tall the Eiffel Tower is or anything else that comes to your mind.
Not only that, but it will also be able to connect with the Internet of Things, allowing it to control multiple smart home devices, allowing you to easily do anything from play music on your wireless speakers, or dim your smart lighting.
It will also be able to work with devices and services like Nest, Philips Hue, Fitbit, pebble, IFITT, Spotify and more.
Sadly Olly isn’t ready just yet, however the team behind have said that they plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign in the near future to help raise funds, and hopefully get Olly in our hands within the next 2 years.
You can find out more about the Olly personal assistant at the links below.