Saul Kessler


“Q” – a wisecracking pirate monster – is an Android-enabled, voice-activated plush toy that allows children access to stories, games and a world of information from the Internet.

Thesis: Final Project

“Q” is a dynamic companion toy that has the ability to share in a child’s interests and adventures. Through spoken language, Q can assist with homework, tell stories, relay messages, and play games. Underneath Q’s huggable exterior is an Android-enabled device that performs voice recognition, text to speech, and retrieves filtered content from the Internet. Q can both learn from and educate its owner, creating a unique relationship full of discovery and wonder.

Children 4 years old and up