Home Security With Toy Robots

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Mon, Nov 22nd, 2010 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Worried about burglars ransacking his house, Robert Oschler, a Florida-based programmer bought himself a Rovio -- a Wi-Fi enabled mobile webcam robot that can be picked up from toy sections of many stores -- and modified it to suit his needs.

The robot already comes pre-equipped with a camera, microphone and speakers, but Robert improved the software to increase the audio and video quality and to give it specific routines. Whenever he feels the need to check what's going on in the house, he simply goes online with his laptop and directs the robot through the house.

Read the article about Robert's modified Rovio on Help Net Security or visit Robert's website where he provides his own improved software free of charge.

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