A.I. Nemo is a hardware startup that produces what it calls a smart robot companion. In actuality, it’s basically a small desktop computer with a very nice webcam and some automated panning abilities. The idea is that you put the thing – which costs RMB 2299 (US$370) – in your home and it’ll help you communicate with family members even when you’re not there. It can do video chats, of course, but it also does things like read aloud text messages, pan to track your kid around the room as they play, and send emergency notifications. It’s being marketed as a way to bring families closer together.Users that aren’t at home can control the device through a mobile app, and will receive notifications from it on the app.