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Patent Information
Patent Publication Number: US20150138333
Patent Title: Agent Interfaces for Interactive Electronics that Support Social Cues

Inventor: Richard Wayne DeVaul, Daniel Aminzade
Assignee: Google Inc.
Priority date: 2012-02-28
Filing date: 2012-02-28
Publication date: 2015-05-21

Abstract: An anthropomorphic device, perhaps in the form factor of a doll or toy, may be configured to control one or more media devices. Upon reception or a detection of a social cue, such as movement and/or a spoken word or phrase, the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social cue. In response to receiving a voice command, the anthropomorphic device may interpret the voice command and map it to a media device command. Then, the anthropomorphic device may transmit the media device command to a media device, instructing the media device to change state.