At the Indiegogo site, Blue Frog Robotics collects funds for the production of the Buddy home robot, whose main tasks are not only communication with households, but also entertainment with children and home security. Buddy is able to act as an electronic personal secretary, reminding the owners of important matters or answering calls, as a supervisor, patrolling, monitoring and recording everything that happens in the house (in case of fire, flooding or an outsider in the apartment, he will send the owner a message ), like a tape recorder or PC is able to play your favorite songs or tales for kids. To control the robot, a companion application installed on a mobile device with iOS, Android, or Windows OS and an 8-inch tablet installed as a person on which friendly faces or requested information are displayed are used. Buddy has 16 GB of internal memory, a battery for 8-10 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless modules, a camera, microphone, audio output, speakers, as well as various sensors: ultrasound, infrared and thermal sensors, range finder, temperature sensor and ground detectors. A mechanical family member is able to independently move around the room on three wheels and can easily overcome obstacles about one and a half centimeters high, such as carpets or interior door sills. Pre-ordered Buddy is available for $ 549.