Unlike the Amazon Echo, Otto features an HD camera that can recognize faces and act as a security camera. It also has a small screen used to display facial features; as well as, a variety of animations. For example, if the weather is rainy, it will show animations of rain drops. Otto can also sing and dance by bobbing its head.
While Otto isn't an official product yet, Samsung showed it off at its developers conference to demo ARTIK, the company's Internet of Things platform. Today, a new set of tools are being unveiled that will let developers create apps and devices for ARTIK. Additionally, a Cloud platform is being announced that will let developers store data for devices similar to Otto.
Amazon's Echo is being touted as 'The Next Big Platform' so it wouldn't be surprising if Samsung does release Otto or a product similar to it in the near future.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments. Is this something Apple should be working on as well?