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Smart Monitor On-Wheel
Auto Patrol 24/7
Learn and Create
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.
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 https://www.moorebot.com/p/en/afersalepolicy.do.
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.
Scout lose connectivity continuously. Impossible use away home. A lot of people with same problem. I don't recommend it.
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.
Punctual automatic patrol with smart notification not working properly.
The robot slips and loses its way and you have to take out a subscription to get the notifications.
And the worst it is impossible to connect remotely without being on a wifi connection.
I am an original backer. There are people who backed this project that obviously didn't realize it was on Kickstarter and not Amazon. We got to enjoy the development of scout, which I very much enjoyed and the company was hugely transparent and honest for the entire process.
I am in the US and just received mine yesterday. My son and I have been playing with it non-stop since. It so much fun designing patrols, and coding (hopefully we will have an SDK in the future). My son (4yr) loves to just drive it around, under the couch, scare the dogs with the speaker, etc. He also uses it to go into his dark room before he does since he is scared. For the size, there is so much packed into this, it is able to navigate obstacles (stationary, dynamic and living) with ease. It is truly huge fun and for the price is 100% worth it. Seriously going to purchase at least one more for the house and the accessories that come out later on. AWESOME JOB MOOREBOT TEAM, CONGRATS!