When someone names a tech device after an ancient Greek philosopher, you assume it’s going to shake things up. Well, we guess that’s what toy giant Mattel was hoping for when it launched Aristotle – its first ever artificially intelligent smart assistant for kids’ bedrooms.
Mirroring the Amazon Alexa and her rival Google Home, this younger brother is a friendly voice-activated tabletop assistant platform. Aristotle recognises a kid’s voice pattern and activates a Wi-Fi powered camera and smart light with built-in parental controls.
For new parents, the smart device can work as an innovative baby monitor that can send videos to parents’ phones, play comforting lullabies, or turn on a nightlight.
Aristotle can also become more interactive as the child grows – helping with learning methods, foreign language skills, and acting as a source of entertainment. What’s more, Mattel has future aims to connect toys to Aristotle for a fully immersive playing experience.
What a smarty-bot.