Washington: LG Electronics has partnered with free Line messaging app to create a service that allows users to send SMS to LG compatible appliances and instruct tasks.
The service, dubbed HomeChat, relies on Natural Language Processing ( NLP ) to send the text messages and works on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Nokia Asha, and Windows Phone devices as well as OS X and Windows computers.
According to Cnet, the feature of 'chatting' with the appliance means that it should be able to process messages like 'I'm going on vacation' and automatically go to a power-saver mode or run auto-programs.
Users can also communicate with a single appliance, as needed, for example, asking Hom-Bot Square, 'When did you last clean?' and the device would tell how long it's been since the user last ran the vacuum.
First Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014, 18:07