What's For Dinner, iCat?
Phillips iCat companion robot is a platform for studying the human-appliance interface.
The iCat is programmed with OPPR, Open Platform for Personal Robotics, and a library of emotional response expressions.
The goal is to understand the complex user interface of humans for home appliances such as the air-conditioner, refrigerator, washer and dryer.
Perhaps we will see our house managed by a plastic-looking yellow cat who also sympathizes with our problems or plays chess.