May 262015
 
 May 26, 2015  Business, Surveillance

Arjun Kharpal reports:

Google’s boffins have floated the idea of making internet-connected teddy bears that will have the ability to control gadgets and devices in the home.

The robot would be an “anthropomorphic device” which could take the form a “doll or toy that resembles a human, an animal, a mythical creature or an inanimate object”, according to a patent granted to the U.S. search giant last week.

A camera and microphone would be installed in the head of the toy, which could move to maintain eye contact with the user – much like the popular horror film doll “Chucky”. A user could signal a command by speaking or moving their hands.

Read more on CNBC.

Not surprisingly, this is creeping people out and raising concerns.

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