Engineering 101

It’s a Toy, It’s a Tool, It’s Educational!

Moorebot has announced the new Scout robot. Scout can be used for remote pet observation and companionship. Do you worry about your pet’s well-being while you are away from home? Scout is there to help watch over it and the two-way audio feature lets you listen and even talk to your pet.

“The Moorebot Scout is an autonomous AI robot that lets you monitor, discover and explore the world around you,” said Jun Ye, CEO at Moorebot at Pilot Labs. “Scout’s applications range from an intelligent mobile home camera, a pet companion, a surveillance tool for handyman, and an inspiring, modern learning toy for kids.”

Moorebot’s capabilities include Smart Home integration with either Amazon Alexa or Google Home, monocular SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping), and audio and visual intelligence that enables Scout to recognize, follow and interact with individual persons and pets.

Because of its small size (70x100x110mm), Scout can be used to autonomously monitor a home, office or business, going under furniture and into hard to reach locations. For professionals and businesses, Scout can perform inspections in areas that are hard to reach. Equipped with a 1080P FHD camera and night vision, you can remotely guide Scout into almost every space of your house, office or building.

As expected, Scout will always find its way back to re-charge on its cradle to get ready for the next assignment. In full operating mode, Scout’s batteries will last well over two hours between recharges.

The modular design enables users, kids and adults – with no computer training – to build their own unique applications. By using Scratch, a block-based visual programming language, new features can easily be created.

Scout also provides open source code, enabling programmers to develop and implement more sophisticated AI features. It is even possible to design and 3D print extension tools which can be attached to Scout, ranging from robot arms, a UV germ killer, a pet treat dispenser and many more.

Privacy and Security. Privacy is ensured by highly secured internet communication using TUTK’s Peer-to-Peer protocol which is considered as one of the most secure video streaming service. More privacy features like blind-folding Scout’s camera while charging can be added.

Scout will be available for sale for $179 at Amazon and the Moorebot website in March/April 2021.

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