DAGi, the Taiwan's stylus pen manufacturer, has entered the smart home arena with its mobile surveillance solution. While most IP cameras are installed and fixed in specific locations at home, DAGi has come up with an innovative and cost-effective mobile device, the Smart Robot Mini Car, which can be remotely controlled by sound and able to reach every corner inside of a house to provide real-time monitoring.
The robot car is equipped with a sound sensor and an Infrared sensor. When the small contact brick (linked to the car) is attached to the touch panel of any smart phone which can be settled on top of the car, users are able to directly communicate with this phone via another phone and easily command the movement of the car.
“The movements of this car is actually controlled by sounds in syllables, and that is why the car can be voice-controlled regardless difference in languages,” says Jason Wu, General Manager of DAGi.
When a user pronounce one syllable of a sound/word, the car would stop moving. Under the command of a two syllable sound/word, the car would move forward, and a five-syllable sound/word can make the car move backward; A three-syllable sound/word would make the car turn left while it would turn right under a four-syllable command; If users would like to erect the phone to change the view of angle, they have to pronounce a six-syllable sound/word; The phone can also be laid down by a commend of a seven-syllable word/sound. All these command can be made by clicking the voice control button of a smart phone.
With this robot car and any smart phone on it, by moving the car around, users are able to check the well-being of their family members or pets via the embedded camera of the phone. They can also control the car to make sure if the stove, faucet, air conditioner or other devices are working properly. When the sensors detect any intrusion, the smart phone can take a snapshot immediately and make a call to warn users spontaneously.