October 27, 2017

LAIKA, THE BEST FRIEND OF YOUR DOG IN YOUR ABSENCE

If the dog is the best friend of the man then Laïka could be the best friend of the dog. This connected object developed by the French start-up Camtoy is nothing but a small robot at the service of your canine companion. Controllable remotely from a smartphone and equipped with a camera, a microphone and a speaker, Laïka will allow you to play with your dog, talk to him or monitor his peregrinations within the house. Croquette on the mash, the device also embeds a launcher treats to reward his good attitude in your absence.

 

DOGGY DOGGY DOGGY, YOU WILL KNOW ALL ABOUT ... WHAT IT DOES TODAY

The launcher kibble with a camera is not new but give it the ability to move and you get an excluded named Laika. A name far from being innocuous since it is not without reminding us that of this Soviet bitch promoted first being alive to have been placed in orbit around the earth. The project, as stratospheric as it is, is ambitious and above all extremely well thought out. It is clear that Laika will not replace you but this little robot will do the job perfectly during your absence and well beyond expectations. By combining a kibble dispenser, an HD camera, a microphone and a speaker, Laïka will allow you since the dedicated mobile application to interact with your dog, to reward him, to play with him because yes, this robot is offers multidirectional mobility. Since you can not spend your day on the app, the device has a standalone mode that allows him to play with your dog, to follow him, without intervention on your part. For this you just need to place on the collar of the animal, a small tracker delivered with the object.

KEEP A LINK WITH YOUR DOG ... AND YOUR NEIGHBORS!

Laika can detect barking and thus notify you. Practice, a shot of camera and a small discussion to temper the fellow who knows a reward to the key if he obey. The ultimate tool of the object is of course its candy launcher, the latter must be less than 1.2 cm to hope to be catapulted - an educational reward, an aspect that is at the heart of the Laika spirit. Since the application you will get multiple tips to teach your dog many principles. The vision of the robot that we have today is closely linked to artificial intelligence and on this point, Laïka continues on the path of innovation. Each dog being fundamentally different, the device analyzes the behavior of the four-legged troublemaker and adapts to it thanks to machine learning and algorithms. Thus, by analyzing defects and qualities, Laika manages to stimulate the animal and especially to renew itself.


Laïka is not yet available on the market but is being illustrated these days in a crowdfunding campaign (already successful) on the platform Indiegogo. Laïka should point the tip of his truffle in the semester quarter of 2018 for an estimated price of $ 500. For Early Birds, the first contributions are currently $ 275, a nice reduction not to miss !!

 


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