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LG channels Star Wars with its cute BB-8-esque bot (pictures)

LG wants to get the smart-home ball rolling with its adorably pint-sized roving bot that's supposedly packed full of connected tech.

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Mobile World Congress 2016 is full of cool connected tech, but LG's all-new Rolling Bot is surely the cutest.

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Adorableness aside, LG claims that its roving bot is decked out with security, pet and other general smart-home features.

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So, in theory, while you're away at work, this little robot could be roaming the halls, capturing video footage, as needed, and sending you alerts.

Apparently, it can also play with your pet.

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Knowing how my dog reacted to a robot vacuum I once tested at home, I'm not sure how well all pets will take to this "new friend."

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Either way, it's definitely a fun new take on home monitoring -- something that we look forward to trying out in the CNET Smart Home.

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WIth Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the LG Rolling Bot is supposed to be able to control non-LG, non-security smart-home devices, too, like your TV and lights.

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It's also equipped with an infrared sensor, a microphone, a speaker and a laser.

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