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LG's Rolling Ball monitors your house, looks like Star Wars BB-8 droid

LG unveils the new Rolling Ball, is a robot that'll keep an eye on your house
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Feb 21, 2016 1:37 pm

MWC 2016 - LG has just unveiled its new, and very interesting Rolling Ball, at Mobile World Congress. LG worked with drone maker Parrot on the Rolling Ball, which looks like BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

 

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LG's new Rolling Ball works with the company's new G5 smartphone and turns it into a remote that can control the Rolling Ball from anywhere in the world. It features an on-board camera that records footage, but it's also a speaker that lets you speak through it - like, to your pet. LG's Rolling Ball also includes an IR blaster that lets you turn your TV on, from your smartphone, through the Rolling Ball.

 

The hardware powering the LG Rolling Ball are found in the center stripe, with the two large hemispheres are the engine that turns the robot in any direction. LG isn't talking about the price on the Rolling Ball just yet, but we should find out in the near future.

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com

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