Wowwee, makers of the many a Xmas hit the Robosapien, has partnered with Philips Electronics to create the SCOTY (Smart Companion Operating Technology). SCOTY stands about two feet tall, is composed of an ABS plastic frame and has an articulating rectangular head with an embedded camera. SCOTY is designed to be an intelligent media hub. He can recognize your presence, play music and even read your email by voice command. SCOTY can also monitor the room while you are absent and notify you by email if someone enters. He can also record video at 10 frames per second. SCOTY’s smarts are largely derived from the included software installed on the attached PC – he can run on a wired or wireless network. Not due until late 2006 and expected to cost $400.
Wowwee’s Newest Robot: SCOTY [PCMag]