Last year, touting its utilization of the “Internet of Things”, vinclu Inc. unveiled Gatebox’s “Hologram Communication Robot.” Personified with their first character, “house wife” Azuma Hikari by Minoboshi Taro, (aka former Love Plus virtual girlfriend designer Mino Taro.), the technology promised to monitor your behavior and pay attention to your interests, then assist with matters such as weather forecasts, helping you schedule your life, program your DVR and run your internet search, as well as greet you when you get home, turn on the lights and maybe even run the bath. Then, they teased a Hatsune Miku one. Now, the Vocaloid version is ready to be demoed.
With “Living with Hatsune Miku” set to be presented at Magical Mirai 2017, and a release coming on March 9, 2018, they describe the plans:
About the Collaboration with Hatsune Miku
The first chapter of this project is unfolding with none other than the virtual songstress, Hatsune Miku!
1.Distribution of Hatsune Miku Content from Gatebox
Hatsune Miku will make her Gatebox debut on March 9th, 2018! This Hatsune Miku Gatebox will of course include features such as you being woken up by her angelic voice in the morning and coming home from a hard day’s work to her affectionate greeting. What’s more, a famous illustrator will be designing a new version of Miku especially for this project!
2.“Magical Mirai 2017” Exhibit
To commemorate the launch of this project, a demo unit will be on display at Hatsune Miku’s special event, Magical Mirai 2017. At Gatebox’s booth, you will be able to experience a short demo of “Living with Hatsune Miku”. If you are interested in attending the demo session, please reference the link below.
※Application Deadline: 12:00AM JST, Sunday Aug. 20, 2017
The Gatebox Museum will also be held at the same venue, where never before seen Gatebox prototypes and products will be on display. Please reference the link below for the Magical Mirai 2017 itinerary.
Miku in Gatebox