Bots for kids with telepresence behavior are getting more and more common and their abilities are quiet impressing. There is Spykee, a toyrobot which can be controlled remotely over the internet or by a cellphone, so the parents can use it to be telepresence by their children, he is equipped with a camera, a microphone, loudspeaker, WiFi, lights, motors and a auto parking recharge system. You can use it as a Spy robot, Digital music player, VOIP phone (works with Skype, MSN or GoogleTalk or as Video surveillance. However, the kids probably use this “spy-technic” more for themselves.
WowWee is a toy manufacture with a lot of bots for kids. Their Rovio is a Wi-Fi enabled mobile webcam built-on a toy car. You can control it over every web-enabled device: PC or Mac, cell phone, smartphone, PDA or even video game console. [ source ]
This japanese robot is a spy robot for the parents to watch their kids. He calls or text the parents when the kids are watching tv without permission and then the parents can call him and talk over his loudspeakers to their kids. Why do we need stuff like that? However, he looks a kind of “cute”. [ more ]
but not as cute as this little guy:
Tags: Commercial Telepresence Robots, Kids, Parents, Toys