UBTECH has launched one of the most adorable home robots to date: the Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper robot. The robot works with a companion app, which includes a pair of augmented reality modes for fighting against the Resistance. In addition to that, the First Order Stormtrooper bot boasts facial recognition capabilities, plus support for many voice commands, a sentry patrolling feature, and more.
The First Order Stormtrooper Robot features both first and third-person augmented reality modes in its app; with them, owners can launch attacks against the Resistance, issue verbal commands, and more as part of an interactive game. The robot itself has voice command support, enabling users to talk directly to it in a way similar to using an Echo device.
The home robot also has facial recognition abilities; its database can store biometric data for up to three faces, which allows for customized interactions between human and robot. UBTECH tells potential buyers that the Stormtrooper bot doesn’t connect to the Internet and therefore the facial data it acquires isn’t at risk of being hacked.
The robot utilizes a closed network, including a platform in which the user connects over secured WiFi. This secured platform includes, at minimum, AES-128 encryption, plus there’s no personal info or data being saved in either the companion app or the robot itself.
As we’d expect given its AR feature, the Star Wars Stormtrooper robot features a camera through which it is able to provide that first-person experience. Other features include integrated gyroscope and accelerometer sensors, various mission modes plus the ability to create your own in-app, a triple-array microphone, an infrared sensor, plus that aforementioned sentry mode for having the robot patrol your home.
The UBTECH Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper is available now from the maker, Best Buy and Amazon for $299.99 USD.