A 2-person firm Supertoy Robotics is looking for 30K pounds on Kickstarter to build the world’s first natural talking teddy bear. They already have a pledge of more than 58K pounds with four days to go. You can get more details on how it should work HERE.
The toy bear is supposed to go beyond Q&A and engage in continuous conversation, read stories and role play in a character. It even moves its mouth.
If the technology works and is affordable it will open up a wide range of interesting applications for cognitive designers and other innovators.