The Loomo Robot is quite a fascinating robot sidekick that can also work as a personal transporter. It comes with advanced computer vision, auto follow feature, voice & gesture control, and a whole host of other features. More importantly, you can hack it for custom projects.
Frank Engelman has manged to modify Loomo’s code to get it to control home appliances:
Adding the Android app Reverb that connects to Alexa Voice Services (AVS) to his Loomo, Frank used Alexa Home Automation setup to enable Loomo to control lights and TV through Amazon Fire TV Cube.
Pretty neat, don’t you think? Of course, you can do a whole lot more with Loomo’s Android SDK.