Robot security and camera info

Hi!

It seems like there’s a really great group of devs behind this robot, and I’ve enjoyed reading the discussions so far.
One thing I’d love to know more about, is what the camera sees and what info is sent back over the internet.

As you can imagine, putting an internet connected roving camera in your house is a pretty big target for hackers (see the LG debacle) - what kinds of protections are in place?

Also - any other geeky info you can share would be awesome - it’s a pretty amazing little piece of tech & id love to know more about it!

Cheers

Comments

  • Hi Gurucc.

    Great to hear that you enjoy the product! When it comes to security this is something that we have put high on our agenda during the development of the robot. All communications from and to the robot are encrypted. And except for our developers always being aware of the security aspect we have also used external experts to do review and testing of our robots to ensure that it is secure.

    When it comes to the camera you can watch this video to get a better understanding of what the robot actually sees with it. The camera is actually only seeing infrared and only looks for the laser lines, no raw "pictures" or similar is sent to the cloud since we are very concerned about our customers privacy.

    Hope that answers some of you questions and we are happy to answer more :)

    Best Regards

  • Hi P1r,

    Thanks - that's very insightful and nice to hear!

    Can you clarify, the camera which is installed into the unit itself is physically unable to see anything other the laser lines via a hardware limitation / filter, or is it seeing a full video feed (eg. can see an infrared video feed of the house) and the software is only interpreting the data it's seeing from the laser lines?

    With iOT devices being a new target for hackers, it would be interesting to know if there is actually a hardware limitation or if it's essentially a linux machine with a camera and hardened security?

    Thanks

  • P1rP1r admin

    Hi Gurucc.

    There is a hardware infrared filter which makes the camera only see infrared light within a specific band of wavelengths.
    The raw video stream from the camera chip is also not available to the Linux processor since there is other hardware in between.

    Best regards

  • Thanks P1r! Nice to know you guys have thought about the implications & taken the security seriously. It's a nice reassurance.

    Cheers!

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