The present disclosure is directed to a dispensing device that can dispense items (e.g., candy) based on a user input. In particular, the dispensing device of the present disclosure can include or otherwise leverage an Internet of Things (IoT) system or device to control the distribution of some item such as candy or snacks based on recognition of user inputs including a description of the item that does not include the actual name of the item. For example, the dispensing device can include a container area that holds candy (and/or candy branding) that is visible to a user through a window of the dispensing device. The user can use an input interface (e.g., a microphone or keyboard) to describe the type of candy the user would like without specifying the actual name of the candy.
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N/A, "Internet of Things Dispensing Device Responsive to Ambiguated Requests", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 07, 2019)