Robot pets are no longer something you only see in Sci-Fi movies. They are becoming increasingly popular and come with scary advanced features. People seem to actually enjoy paying a good buck to have a robotic puppy roaming around their home and keeping their children and flesh-and-blood pets company. I’ve personally always thought having one of these would totally weird me out: it’s enough having one real furball judgingly staring at every bite I take!
The Loona Petbot is an intelligent and interactive robotic doggo with an exceptional ability to learn and express emotions. Looking like a cutie from a Disney movie, this puppy-eyed wonder of technology is guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained and impress and frighten every visitor.
Loona Petbot Features:
- 4-inch LCD screen
- 720P RGB camera
- 3D ToF Sensor
- 3D-intelligent trajectory planning
- 360-degree movement
- Brushless DC motor
- Powered by Amazon Lex
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.8 x 6.8
- Weight: 2.42 lbs
Puppy On Wheels
The design is quite adorable, offering a playful puppy look that also slightly resembles a rabbit. Thanks to 3D-intelligent trajectory planning, Loona maps the environment, so it moves confidently around your home. It also comes with advanced sensors making it capable of body detection, face recognition, gesture recognition, 3D motion capture, and more.
If you get over the fact it is a robot, in many aspects, Loona behaves just like a regular nosy puppy: she follows you around the house, comes when you call her, shows happiness when you pet her, and investigates unknown objects.
Cute and not at all weird, Loona Petbot can learn to play various games and show a range of expressions. It can stand on two legs (wheels) and can move its ears. The most remarkable thing about Loona is how expressive she is: she can make over 700 expressions using her legs, ears, and eyes.
While you need to use the app for the initial setup, Loona can function independently. These babies can serve as more than expensive high-tech toys: they can be reliable mobile security cameras monitoring your home while you are away.
Loona Petbot is available with the Early Bird Discount for 299 USD, which is quite affordable for the features.
Learn more at Kickstarter.com.