Google patents toys that control house appliances

Google patents toys that control house appliances

A patent was published by Google, where described looking-like creepy toys devices for running the home. Different child-friendly designs such as toy rabbit, teddy bear and others would be possible.

A patent was published by Google, where described looking-like creepy toys devices for running the home. Different child-friendly designs such as toy rabbit, teddy bear and others would be possible.

These toys are to send commands, given to them, to remote computer, but before that, they would also be able to turn their heads towards the speaker and listen what he or she were saying. The technology law firm SmartUp had recently noticed a 3-year-old ‘Google creepiest patents’, but it hasn’t been clear whether the product will be developed and sold or not. The spokeswoman for Google said despite the fact that a huge number of their employees’ ideas have been patented, not all of them became later matured into real products or services.

Possible designs of Google patented toys

Possible designs of Google patented toys

Richard Wayne DeVaul is a creator of the device. Google has a special experimental laboratory, where DeVaul works as a director of rapid evaluation and mad science. His patent on these ‘toys’ was filed back in 2012, but has been published only now.

It was said in the published patent that microphones, speakers, cameras and motors together with a wireless internet connection would be built in the toy. They would be awakened by some special word and turn their eyes towards the speaker afterwards. Also toys would be able to check if the eye-contact was made by the person addressing them.

Although a lot of designs could be chosen for the machine starting with teddy bear and ending with dragons or alien forms, the majority is sure that making the device look charming should encourage to use it even children.

A wide range of devices could be controlled by a toy, such as television, DVD-player, home thermostats, automatic window curtains and even the light, so all that you will need to do – is just to say and teddy bear or bunny will do all the work.

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