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This robot's got moves

The Ubtech Lynx packs a lot of features into a short, robot body. Available now for $800 (converts to approximately £565, AU$990), Lynx can respond to your commands with Amazon's assistant Alexa. Lynx can also dance and watch your home with a security cam. It'll even teach you yoga. Click through to see Lynx up close and in action. 

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Keeping watch

Lynx uses the camera on its forehead to keep watch over your home. 

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Welcome home

When not on duty as a security guard, Lynx is a friendly guy. You can command it to do a variety of gestures, including a hug. 

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Smiling eyes

Most importantly, Lynx has Amazon's Alexa built in. 

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Like an Echo that moves

Thanks to Alexa, Lynx can play music, control your smart home, search the internet, add entries to your calendar and more. 

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Give Lynx a charge

Lynx has a 2750mAh battery. The LEDs on the back fade one by one as it depletes. Plug in Lynx at this port on his back. 

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Avatar mode

You can also control Lynx remotely with your phone. Move him around and communicate with your family from afar via the app. 

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Surveillance mode

Turn on surveillance mode and Lynx will act as a security camera. 

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Passive infrared sensor

Lynx will use the PIR sensor in its chest to sense motion and record the event with its camera. 

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Mute button

Like other Alexa devices, you can activate Lynx with a wake word, or hit the mute button if you don't want Lynx listening. 

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Give it a pat

You can also wake up Lynx with a pat on the head. 

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Ears for music

Lynx plays music using the speakers in its ears. 

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Volume controls

Adjust the volume with the buttons on its head. 

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Strike a pose

Finally, Lynx will teach you yoga, and walk through the poses with you. 

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Exercise too

Lynx can also lead you through an exercise routine, though it won't do the activities along with you. It just sets a timer. 

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Product specs

Lynx is about a foot and a half tall, and weighs just over 5 pounds. He's a small bot, but I'm excited to see functional robots moving into the home. 

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