LG has wrapped up home monitoring and pet entertainment all into one cute ball. The manufacturer debuted its Rolling Bot this week at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.
The bot is a hybrid security system/smart-home device/pet toy that's not unlike a Sphero BB-8 toy with a more serious feature set. At its core, it's a mobile home monitor: you can remotely control this ball-shaped device through your phone and receive video and audio footage of what's happening while you're away from your house. The bot can also connect and interact with other smart-home devices, such as your TV and lights, through Bluetooth and your home's Wi-Fi network.
But the most fun part of the bot is its pet-friendly features. The pet mode lets you to talk to your pet through the device's speakers, and it will even dance and fire a laser pointer to keep your dog or cat stimulated.
Pricing and availability for the Rolling Bot have yet to be announced.
- Has camera, infrared sensor, mic, speaker, and a laser
- Can communicate with people/pets inside house with mic and speakers through your phone
- Can interact with non-LG smart-home devices
- Connects to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth