Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring
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Moorebot Scout - The Tiny AI-Powered Mobile Robot for Home Monitoring

$190.00 $199.00
    Scout is a novelty camera robot, utilitarian and entertaining. Equipped with many advanced sensors and AI algorithms, Scout is an ideal assistant for home monitoring with no blind spot. Its capabilities include object recognition and voice control via Amazon Alexa. Monocular SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) is available as part of the open-source release. 
        The innovative Mecanum wheels design makes this robot super fun to play with. With the mobile phone App, Scout can be a joyful toy for kids. Scout not only follows orders but also follows objects such as pets, humans, and other trained objects. Scratch Language is fully supported. Kids can learn to program easily. The open API allows those advanced users to design and create Extention tools via 3D printers. Scout would carry your tools for more tasks. Those could range with pick-up arm, to UV germ-killing tools, to laser gun for gaming. The possibilities are endless. 
        "Work with Alexa" puts Scout into the smart home ecosystem. Video images from Scout can also stream onto Alexa screen devices such as Echo Show/ Echo Spot/Fire TV. 
    1. A New Kind of Monitoring – Scout helps you to monitor your home from afar with no blind spots. Scout patrols your house 24/7. Scout can find its way back to the charging dock and gets ready for the next assignment.
    2. Fun and Entertaining – Control Scout’s omnidirectional four-wheel drive from your smartphone and see your home in a totally different way. Pets love it!
    3. Learn and Create – Use the simple Scratch Programming UI via the included app to unleash your creativity. Scout is built upon open-source ROS system, running AI features like TensorFlow, and maintained by robotic community.
    4. Smart Home – Voice control with SiRi, Alexa and Google Home. Stream video onto your Echo Show. Sensor triggered auto patrol.  
    5. Privacy and Security – Privacy is ensured with a highly secured Peer-to-Peer protocol. Scout only follows a pre-programmed path. No peeking, no wandering around.
    6. Innovative and Utilitarian - Originated as an idea from the robotic community, Scout is now a proven product and delivered worldwide. Depending on who is using it, it's a tool, it's a toy, it's educational and it's fun!
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    Smart Monitor On-Wheel

    • See everywhere with no blind spot
    • Full IPC with 1080P FHD and 2-way audio
    • Four-Wheel Drive with Mecanum wheels
    • Optional cloud service


    Auto Patrol 24/7

    • Smart home compliant with Alexa, Google Home
    • Sensors and events trigger patrol
    • Embedded AI detects human bodies and pets
    • Automatically finds its charging station


    Learn and Create

    • Robot education with graphical programming
    • Open-source for advanced programmers
    • Support the creation of extension tools
    • Unleash endless possibilities

    Thoughtfully Designed

    Compact and Powerful

    Small body contains highly integrated and feature-rich electronics, including a CPU system, HD camera with six lenses, IR lighting, four strong motors, battery, and ToF/IMU/Mic/Light sensors.

    Privacy Protected

    Optimized for privacy protection. Users have full control of internet dependency. Streaming video has end-to-end encryption with peer-to-peer connection. 2-step authentication is supported for extra protection. The microphone and camera can be disabled in the App.




    Scout is tiny, fun, easy to use as a Smart Camera on Wheels. It’s also a complex AI robot packed with advanced sensors and supports open-source programming for tech lovers and robot enthusiasts. Please read the user manual and FAQ to understand the product and its limitation before placing orders.


    Connectivity Dual-band 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Sensors 6DoF IMU; Light sensor; ToF (Time to Flight)
    Power Supply USB 5V , >2A Waterproof Not waterproof
    Camera Sensor: 2M Pixel CMOS (1080P); Angle: Wide Angle 120 degree; Night Vision: IR Infrared (mechanical IR cut) Maximum Speed 2Km/h (1.2miles/h)
    Audio 1W Speaker; 1x Microphone Operating Temperature -10C to 40C (32F to 104F)
    CPU System Quad-Core ARM A7 @1.2GHz; 512MB LPDDR III; 8GB eMMC Storage Dimensions 11.5cm x 10cm x 8cm (4.53’’ x 3.94’’ x 3.15’’)
    OS Linux + ROS 1.4 Motors & Wheels 4x high-speed DC motors; 4x novel Mecanum wheels


    What is Scout? 

    Scout is an autonomous mobile robot with four-wheel drive and mecanum wheels that lets you ,monitor, discover, and explore the world around you.  

    Does Scout require WiFi?

    Yes. Scout support both WiFi direct and AP mode. In WiFi direct mode, the user may connect directly to Scout with mobile phones. In AP mode, Scout connects to your home router as an IoT device. 

    What are the main functions of Scout? 

    Scout is a consumer-grade autonomous mobile robot (AMR) that can also serve as a moving IP camera. Scout can be programmed to automatically patrol an area, transmitting video and images to the user’s phone and mobile devices. Scout’s batteries can last for about two hours of active use. As it nears running out of power, it always goes back to its charging port.

    Scout also supports Scratch Language for programing additional functionality and for learning simple programming skills for STEM education. Advanced developers can execute C/C++ programs on Scout. More extension tools can be designed as add-on skills to the robot. Much more can be done on this platform. 

    What are the AI features of Scout? 

    Scout runs on Linux + ROS. It can recognize objects such as the human body, pets, and more with Google's TensorFlow. It also runs a Monocular SLAM algorithm to achieve autonomous patrol and to find its charging port. 

    Does Scout connect to Alexa or Google Home? 

    Yes. Scout is compliant with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. You can expect to stream Scout's visual to Alexa Show, Spot, and Google screen devices, to send voice commands to control the robot movement, and to trigger patrol with smart home devices such as door sensors. Pairing can be done in Android and iOS apps from Alexa and Google home. 

    Why do I need an App? Where to download?

    Scout App is required to set up the robot and pair it with your Amazon and Google accounts. The App is available at the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore. 

    How do I set up Scout?

    Scout is a WiFi-connected device. The WiFi connection and quality are important for Scout to work well. To set it up, please follow the below procedure:

        i) Open the Scout App, register with username and password, and confirm with your email address. 

        ii) Turn on Scout and wait until the LED stops blinking. Out of factory condition, the Scout is set to WiFi direct mode. 

        iii) Use the mobile phone to connect directly to Scout, and send your home WiFi SSID and password to Scout. Once connected you can control the robot and view its video image on the phone and other mobile devices. 

        iv) Press the WiFi button and switch Scout to WiFi AP mode. Scout will automatically connect to your home WiFi and become online. Scout supports dual-band, 2.4GHz, and 5GHz. 

    How do I reset Scout?

    There is one aperture at the very back of Scout. Use a needle to long-press for 8 seconds, Scout will reset to factory condition automatically. The process takes up to 2 minutes. Once reset, you need to set up WiFi and pair your Amazon account again. 

    How to monitor through Scout?

    Use the Moorebot Scout App to view the image up to 1080P quality. Scout supports  most of the IP camera features. It allows to you monitor your home from anywhere in the world. Two-way voice is also supported. Both Android and iOS App are available.

    Does Scout support motion detection? 

    Yes. Scout supports most of the IP camera features. Motion detect is available when Scout is in its charging station. 

    Does Scout support sound detection?

    Yes. Scout can start recording based on sound detection. 

    What do Mecanum wheels enable Scout to do?

    Mecanum wheels are Omnidirectional. Scout can move in any direction on the surface. 

    Can Scout be controlled in real-time? Can it be driven (via a phone, laptop, or game controller) or does its movement need to be programmed?

    Yes. Scout's movement can be controlled in real time from App. Scratch programming also allows users to control the movement of Scout. 

    What is the view angle of Scout? 

    Scout has a 120-degree camera with 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution. The orientation is landscape. The camera uptilts 18 degrees and expects to see a full-body around a one-meter distance.

    Can I save Scout videos? 

    Yes. Scout's video can be saved to the onboard flash. During the patrol, if the event is triggered, such as human body or pets are detected, the 13-second video clip can be saved to cloud server if cloud storage service is available. 

    Does Scout have night vision?

    Yes, Scout has night vision. The IR light source is at the front row of the robot. Please make sure that nothing blocks IR light for night usage. 

    What is Scout's AI-based recognition?

    Scout can recognize many objects. In the current version, only human body and pet detections are open to users. 

    How to add a Scout Alexa skill? 

    Simply add Moorebot Scout skill to your Amazon account. The Moorebot Scout skill enables you to further control the robot, such as move around, record video. 

    Does Scout have a Microphone and Speaker?

    Yes. Scout has a microphone in the front and a 1W speaker in the back. The microphone can be disabled in the App for privacy reasons.

    How to set up a patrol path? 

    Go to the patrol path set up in the App. Control Scout to move along a desired path.  During this time, a path is shown in the App.  Name this patrol path and let Scout patrol autonomously along this path.  If interests are detected, such as human body or pets, Scout would alert, record 13-second video, and store the clip-on cloud server. 

    What is Scout's top speed? 

    Scout can move up to 2km/hr speed. 

    What is the maximum obstacle that Scout can cross?

    The maximum height of obstacles to cross is 15mm. 

    What is the maximum slope that Scout can climb?

    The maximum slope to climb is 25 degrees. 

    How long can the battery last?

    Once fully charged, the battery can last over two hours without night vision.  

    Can Scout climb stairs?

    No Scout cannot climb stairs but can travel slopes up to 25 degrees and traverse obstacles ~ ½ inches.

    What is Scratch?

    Scratch is a graphical programming language. It is suitable for the entry-level programmer. Scout supports Scratch and STEM education. You can explore and let Scout do more with customized programming. 

    Is Scout open source? 

    Yes. Scout is a robotic development platform. Scout's robotic control layer is open source which allows serious developers to write C/C++ programs to enable more functionalities, including interfacing with other AR games. 

    How is my privacy protected?

    Your privacy is our top priority. Scout's streaming video has end-to-end encryption with a peer-to-peer connection. Two-way authentication is also supported for extra protection. If the user uses Scout as an IoT device (always connected), the microphone and the camera can be disabled in the App. The camera can have a physical blinder to cover it. 

    In which countries is Scout available?

    Scout is currently available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. 

    What's your return policy?

    We accept returns within 30 days after you receive the product. Please refer to company post-sales policy at

    What's Scout's warranty?

    Hugo is covered by a 12-month warranty. Our warranty period begins on the date which your product is received. 

    Customer Reviews

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    Haley Fox Blog
    Fun little spy robot

    Got this for my husband as he likes to keep tabs on everything in the house when we aren’t there. While we have traditional security cameras, he likes this because he can have it go from room to room to check on our cat. He also likes using to spy on the kids and then yell at them to go to bed. Camera is pretty good and operates well.

    Haley Fox Blog
    Fun with robotics

    My son loves this. He plays for hours and hours with it. Very simple download of an app, we charged it up, and he was off and running. When we are gone, he monitors the house with his robot, so he doesn’t have to even leave his room. I love the clarity of the video, and it’s fun to have a two way conversation with it. Very well made and the wheels don’t let any surface slow you down. Very well made for the cost. Highly Recommend.

    Denny Girardin

    Moorebot Scout

    Dharam Singh
    An incredible little guy!

    I absolutely love this little robot, and all of the neat things he does by default, and all the things you can have him do... I am glad that there are firmware updates, and that the developers are passionate about improving the way he operates... If I had one thing I would like them to add, it would be controller support. I find, even if the network has a moderate amount of leg, had in controller support, which would make proper use of the analog movement of this drone, would help considerably. The on-screen controls can be made better, by not having to relegate a person's digits to a particular location on the screen. If it is on the left side of the phone anywhere, then that should be the dead zone for movement, and the same for rotational control. The reason why I mention this, is that I have large hands, with a 7-in phone, and at times, to reach down where those controls are positioned, leads to cramping, and I find that I sway this little guy from left to right, unnecessarily. Otherwise, I am very impressed, and I love to make use of him around the house, especially during the night. The two-way communication feature is great, because it can ease my pets to this foreign body in the house. I love learning the scratch code base, and I'm thrilled to find out all of these additional things, that can be done. There is another thing I would like. An accessory, that is a larger base station, that is wireless. I understand the robot would need an attachment at the bottom, but a larger Wireless dock, would make it easier to manually dock the robot by the user's control. Where a person can just use the camera and face the dock, and slowly ride on in there. This would be an absolute blessing! Scout does well enough talking on his own, but when you watch that happen, I kind of feel bad for the little guy. I mean, he does it, and it's really cool, but I feel guilty watching him try. So I go over and pick him up and pop him in the dock. It would just be nice, if I could take control, and do that myself, instead of blindly trying to turn around and backing into it, which leads to frustration. In closing. The robot is awesome, and there are just a few things that would make him absolutely incredible in every way.

    1. User position controls on the phone.

    2. Game controller support.

    3. A wireless attachment and dock, assisting in manual docking and charging remotely. (Allowing the user to take control, and drive right onto the dock themselves.)

    It is a small list, but it is my dream list for the scout. If it seems good to you, please make that happen.

    Thank you very much, for all of your hard work. This little guy has been a real blessing to me.


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