Google is moving into the smart toy sector with a new patent for kids’ tech teddies.
A recent United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing said the patent is for an ‘anthropomorphic device’, or in other words a smart teddy.
The tech toy will be able to control other devices, such as TVs and DVD players, and also respond to verbal commands.
The toys will also come packed with cameras and mics, as well as wireless internet connection functionalities. Plus, the toy will even be able to move its head to look at its commander, in what some have already described as ‘creepy’.
A report from the USPTO read: “Upon reception or a detection of a social cue, such as movement and/or a spoken word or phrase, the anthropormorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social cue.”
Although these new toys may seem a little odd, we will have to wait and see whether these new tech gadgets will actually catch on with kids and families.