SK Telecom, Korea’s largest telecom company, and Mostitech have developed a small, wheeled “security pet” that is designed to guard your house with on-board digital cameras and wireless connection to your PC, and through it to your mobile phone. On-board sensors can detect fires and poinsonous gas (handy if you’re living in New Jersey) and upcoming software will allow face recognition. When the ‘bot doesn’t recognize a face, it can snap a pic and sound an alarm.
In addition to the security functions, the company is apparently touting the little ‘bot’s ability to read to your kids and keep an eye on them, which doesn’t seem like a good idea to me — at least until the bugger’s got some arms and a three-law chip. Price is expected to be around $850.