Kuri Robot – $700
Created by Mayfield Robotics, Kuri is a roving security system and bluetooth speaker able to use its camera to check on your pets when you’re away. Kuri can set reminders and use its Wi-Fi connection to tell you about the weather.
It will also work with IFTTT, the online rule-maker with a ton of smart home partners, to control some of your connected devices.
Kuri is also adept at recognizing faces and context and will adapt its responses accordingly. Responses are mostly simple chirps and nods, since Kuri doesn’t talk, though it will play podcast, music and tell stories. It also has LEDs built into its chest that can change colors, just for fun.