BOCCO is a family communication robot that enables people to talk with their families and monitor home activities while away from their homes. For example, when a child comes home, BOCCO would detect the opening of the door and sends a notification to their parent’s phone. Users can also exchange such messages as, “I’m home” and “How was your day?” via the robot.
tepcotta features an IoT whistle, otta, which people can use to track their loved ones’ whereabouts. Users can also receive notifications when family members wearing the whistle pass through the checkpoints that they pre-selected.
“BOCCO can help families stay in touch and keep their children safe. By marrying the best of the both services, we can offer great monitoring services to bring together not only families but also the local communities,” said Yukai Engineering CEO Shunsuke Aoki.
YUKAI Engineering is a robotics startup that develops and sells products that make the world more “yukai” (fun) place to live. YUKAI’s award-winning products include Necomimi, a headband with fake cat ears that move in sync with the user’s brain waves (selected for Time magazine’s “The World’s 50 Best Innovations 2011” list), and BOCCO, a communication robot that keeps family members in touch with each other.