Gatebox opened for pre-order. Idea behind might be a bit creepy from western countries point of view, but for Asia it might be a big thing. Visualisation technology seems to be similar to Hatsune Miku hologram. Voice recognition for “direct” communication and messaging bot when user outside of premises.
Seems like this robot can be integrated with some smart house systems and may control some parameters of the environment. So, in the future it probably will cook, secure home, order food, and can behave as an assistant in everyday life.
This project, Gatebox, doesn’t look like a big player. They use todays technologies to recreate yesterday dreams, but probably they just an early bird and for me it looks like a step forward in union of virtual and real word, and that looks interesting.