TOKYO (June 20, 2919) – YUKAI Engineering Inc., a Tokyo-based robotics startup known for creating robots that bring joy to life, has announced its family communication robot, BOCCO, has now become compatible with IFTTT, a free web service that gets apps and devices working together. By simply signing up for a free IFTTT account on https://ifttt.com/bocco, BOCCO users can access more than 600 different web-based services via the robot.
Connecting apps and devices via IFTTT normally requires some programming. In BOCCO’s case, however, connecting to web-based services is as easy as 1-2-3; you need only to search for and select the applets that you want on the website. For example, if you connect BOCCO to Google Calendar via IFTTT, BOCCO automatically begin giving you schedule reminders. Popular services that can be connected to BOCCO via IFTTT include mailing programs, such as Gmail and Office365 Mail, social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and voice-assistant services, such as Google Assistant and MESH.
“IFTTT is a powerful tool that can make BOCCO so much more useful in everyday life. We hope our users will take full advantage of it to improve the quality of their lives through the use of BOCCO,” Yukai Engineering CEO Shunsuke Aoki said.
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.