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See how Android Things can read your emotionsCNET's Andrew Gebhart tries out an Android Things demo that shows how smart objects can analyze emotions using Google's embedded software and cameras.
So watch what happens when I make a face at this flower. [BLANK_AUDIO] And then if I make a sad face. [BLANK_AUDIO] It's thinking about it. [BLANK_AUDIO] And we've got blue. So the flower is actually reacting to my expressions. There's a little camera in here, and it'll change the color of all the surrounding flowers based on my facial expression. It's pretty cool. These flowers can actually track faces And move until it finds someone. Both are using Android Things. Basically, everything in this tent, at Google's Developer Conference, is a prototype designed to show off this software called Android Things. It's basically a trimmed down model of Android meant for smart home stuff. So, it's not meant to run a whole smart phone, it's just really simple pieces of connectivity. We have a couple of other examples over here showing it off, such as a robot. That watches what you draw and can identify it. Press the button to start, hold the pen here, and then it wants me to draw a house plant. Okay, so I'm gonna try to draw a pot here and then maybe a stem and some leafy growth up at the top. And there, see it picks up house plants. The cool thing about Android Things is that Google's offering full support for it. Not only can get kits with cameras and starting processors But Google rolls out updates, any devices that are built with Android Things, including security updates so they can stay secure. Making it easier for smaller developers to build more creative smart home devices. We've actually heard about Android Things over the course of the past couple of years. It officially launch On Monday, and here at the company's Developer Conference they're showing off the things it could be. Including this robot that'll play rock, paper, scissors with you. [BLANK_AUDIO] So Google's obviously putting a lot of tools into developers' hands to see what creative stuff they can come up with. To help out in the smart home, or [LAUGH] even play games with you. And we saw a lot of cool stuff here at their developer conference in Mountain View, California. And I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.