Meet MIA, Kickstarter’s Interactive Toy Robot for Pets

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
Do you feel guilty for leaving your pet alone at home while at work? This friendly little robot could be the answer to your prayers.

Nowadays, there are tons of cool gadgets designed for our furry friends- from smart collars and wearable tech to app-connected pet cameras; tech-savvy pawrents have a lot of exciting products to choose from. However, you probably haven’t yet seen a fully autonomous robot that can play with your pet and give them treats. Well, meet MIA.

MIA is an interactive robot that can move around the house on its own, and it’s first of its kind. The feature-packed gadget is ideal for pets that need to lose weight, lonely furballs, and, in the end, all four-legged companions that love to play and get treats. Which narrows it down to every single pet, honestly.

If you have a little chewing maniac at home, don’t worry: they won’t be able to use those canines to destroy their new interactive toy. This robot is made from extremely durable plastic (like those used in the sports industry), and it’s dome-shaped, which makes it virtually impossible for your pet to pick it up and gnaw on it.

MIA is a great toy for dogs and cats that love to chase, are motivated by treats and need something to keep them occupied when you’re not there. This adorable robot will move around to get them active and drop their favorite treats to keep them going, providing your pet with necessary exercise.

What’s especially great about MIA is that you don’t have to control it via an app for it to be working. The intuitive smartphone app is there to help you adjust speed modes, set the time of day when you want MIA to be active, or the amount of treats. This means you won’t have to “pilot” this toy robot remotely and you can focus on your work without stressing about your pet being sad or bored without you.

This cute little gadget is about the same size as a soccer ball (10” x 10” x 10”), and it moves with ease on various surfaces- it won’t make a difference if you have carpeting or hardwood floors. Additionally, MIA is equipped with high tech sensors that enable it to detect and avoid obstacles.

You can get MIA on its own, or choose to get it with add-ons: WoofBox is a barking sensor that will notify you if your pupper is getting loud, and MIACAM will give you a video insight into your pet’s home alone activities.

To check out this futuristic toy robot and see how you can snatch one for yourself, visit MIA’s Kickstarter campaign.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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