Missing your dog while you are not at home? Want to play and interact with your best friend any time anywhere? A new generation of smart robots for dogs emerging on the market might help and make time apart easier to handle for both the dogs and their owners.

CamToy, a start-up from France, has created an interactive companion for dogs, which allows dog owners to monitor and interact with their pet from anywhere in the world using their smartphone.

Laika allows dog owners to keep track of their pet and can give out treats.

With Laika, the name of the companion, dog owners can keep track of their pet through its live audio and video recording functions. Owners can control the movement and speed of the robot, and when they are busy, the robot can run on its own in the self-running mode.

Dog owners can reward their dog using the robot’s built-in treat dispenser which can hold treats of different sizes.

Laika is a dog companion created by French start-up CamToy.

The company has also created a tracker that fits on a dog’s collar so that the robot can know where the dog is at all times and monitor its behaviour.