Welcome to our ECE 476 final project codenamed EVA (Electronic Virtual Animal). The objective of the project is to create a virtual pet with needs and emotions. The user is able to interact with EVA through actions like patting, playing, feeding or disciplining using a keypad. EVA will react by displaying its current state of emotion, head/arm movements and sounds depending on the attention it receives or the current state of health or happiness it is in. We created EVA with the hope that it could one day revolutionize the toy industry, bringing forth ‘intelligent’ dolls or teddy bears with the ability to display emotions and interact with a user.