"Earlier this month, Hong
Kong-based robotics company WowWee began selling Rovio, a $300 black,
three-wheeled surveillance robot equipped with a webcam, speakers and a
microphone. Connect the bot to your home wi-fi network and you can
control it through a Web browser from anywhere in the world".
You can use the Rovio’s electronic eye to monitor your house via streamed video. The article mentions being able to remotely monitor a cat that is scratching a couch while at work. I see bigger applications, like telling a teen that is having a pool party instead of finishing his/her term paper for school – that his/her parents may be a work BUT THEY CAN STILL SEE WHAT IS GOING ON….