Our robots help you move stuff. Lots of stuff…

Labrador robots are designed to serve as an extra pair of hands, to help move large loads, as well as keep smaller items within reach.

Please check our product features and specifications below to see which model and options might work for your needs.*

Personalized Setup

Customized Map for Your Home:

  • When you first get your robot, we train it on a set of routes and “bus stops” based on your preferences.
  • Bus stops are the places you want the robot to go, such as by the refrigerator or alongside your favorite chair.
  • Bus stops can be anywhere the robot can reach on single level of your home.
  • You can change and add bus stops to an existing map over time.
example floor plan for Labrador assistive robot
  • When you first get your robot, we train it on a set of routes and “bus stops” based on your preferences.
  • Bus stops are the places you want the robot to go, such as by the refrigerator or alongside your favorite chair.
  • Bus stops can be anywhere the robot can reach on single level of your home.
  • You can change and add bus stops to an existing map over time.

Easy to Use

Labrador assistive robot - bus stop user interface on tablet

Options for Commanding Your Robot:

  • Your smart phone or tablet (using Labrador’s app)
  • A voice enabled device (such as Alexa on your Amazon Echo device)
  • A Bluetooth wireless button (available as an accessory)
  • A pre-set schedule

Super Smart Navigation

Fully Self-Driving:

  • Your robot uses advanced 3D vision to guide itself around your home.
  • It features a dual layer of obstacle sensors on all four sides to operate in tight spaces. 
  • It navigates between rooms, through doorways and around large furniture in spaces as narrow as 28” across.
  • For safety reasons, we recommend you keep paths clear and supervise pets and children around the robot.
  • Your robot uses advanced 3D vision to guide itself around your home.
  • It features a dual layer of obstacle sensors on all four sides to operate in tight spaces. 
  • It navigates between rooms, through doorways and around large furniture in spaces as narrow as 28” across.
  • For safety reasons, we recommend you keep paths clear and supervise pets and children around the robot.
Advanced 3D sensing

Advanced 3D Sensing

  • Downward facing sensors scan for obstacles on all sides.
  • Additional forward-looking sensors (not shown) provide extra sensing along the robot’s primary path.
  • A network of bumpers surrounds the base and upper cabinet of the robot for an added layer of detection.

Two Models to Choose From:

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is our full-featured model, designed to provide the most flexibility for individuals in their home.

The Retriever has ALL of the features of the Caddie, PLUS:

Self-Adjusting Height

Automatic Retrieval

Starter Set of Trays and Pallets

  • Automatically lifts and lowers the robot’s deck to different heights
  • Adjusts the upper deck height from 25 to 38 inches
  • Adjusts the lower deck height from 11 to 24 inches

Self-Adjusting Height:

  • Automatically lifts and lowers the robot’s deck to different heights
  • Adjusts the upper deck height from 25 to 38 inches
  • Adjusts the lower deck height from 11 to 24 inches

Automatic Retrieval:

  • Enables the Retriever to fetch and deliver Labrador brand trays, either by command or on a pre-set schedule
  • Each tray can hold up to 10 pounds of items
  • The Retriever comes with a starter set of two standard Labrador trays (12″ by 16″) and matching Labrador pallets (12″ by 17″)
  • Pallets provide places to store the trays and can be placed on flat open spaces on countertops, tables and shelves within reach of the Retriever
  • Enables the Retriever to fetch and deliver Labrador brand trays, either by command or on a pre-set schedule
  • Each tray can hold up to 10 pounds of items
  • The Retriever comes with a starter set of two standard Labrador trays (12″ by 16″) and matching Labrador pallets (12″ by 17″)
  • Pallets provide places to store the trays and can be placed on flat open spaces on countertops, tables and shelves within reach of the Retriever

Labrador Caddie

The Labrador Caddie is our entry-level robot. It is designed for individuals who would like assistance with moving large loads and keeping items within reach, but do not need the robot to lift or retrieve items on its own. 

The Caddie has ALL of these features:

Fixed Height (30 inches)

25 Pound Payload Capacity

Full Self-Driving

Video shows robot in Caddie configuration (bellows may change in production model)

The Caddie shares the same chassis, payload, navigation and core safety features as the Retriever. (In other words, it’s a super-advanced robot just by itself.)

The Caddie operates at a fixed height:

  • with the top deck set 30 inches (standard table/desk height)
  • and the lower deck at 17 inches

The Caddie cannot retrieve items on its own and is not equipped to work with the automatic tray retrieval system.

Accessories

removable tablet stand

Removable Tablet Stand

We plan to offer a tablet stand that can hold up to an 8-inch tablet and fits onto the Retriever or Caddie. (image shows concept only)

You can remove the stand to make room for larger loads when needed. A USB power port on the upper deck of the robot will let you plug in your tablet and keep it charged.

Refrigerator

(Beverage Size – Exclusively for the Retriever)

The Retriever is designed to work with other products going forward, like the example of the refrigerator we show in our intro video. 

We plan to work with a 3rd party manufacturer to offer a beverage-sized refrigerator that will be compatible with the Retriever.

Our goal is to offer a refrigerator that:

  • Holds two separate trays for retrieval
  • Features a power door that opens and closes
  • Includes a wireless link to the Retriever

3rd Party Touch Screen Tablet

We also plan to offer a bundle where you can purchase a tablet with your stand that runs standard apps as well as Labrador’s app for interacting with the robot.

Extra Labrador Trays and Pallets (for the Retriever only)

For the Retriever, you can expand your storage and delivery options with extra retrievable trays and pallets.

Common Features

Both the Retriever and Caddie robots share the following features.

Key Features:

  • Designed to operate on a single, level floor
  • Drives over a variety of floor types and standard transitions (see FAQ below for more detail on operating requirements)
  • Measures 18” wide by 23” long
  • Can carry up to 25 pounds on two decks
  • Runs for a day of normal use on a single charge
  • Includes a self-charging dock (takes approx. 4 hours for a full recharge)
  • Provides LED lighting for the lower deck
  • Features two power ports for charging smart devices
  • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (WiFi Connection Required for Training, Software Updates and connection to Cloud-based services)

Storage:

  • Features two decks for carrying and storing items
  • The upper deck storage area is 15” wide by 20” long
  • The lower deck storage area is 15” wide by 17” long by 12” tall
  • Includes a set of bins for organizing items on the lower deck
  • Plus a removable non-slip mat for holding items on the top deck

Primary Sensors:

  • Depth sensors for scanning the floor area around the robot and its primary path going forward
  • Side bumpers for detecting physical contact with objects
  • Load sensors for monitoring changes in weight (such as someone bracing or leaning on the robot)
  • Cliff sensors for detecting and avoiding stairs and drops
  • Designed to operate on a single, level floor
  • Drives over a variety of floor types and standard transitions (see FAQ below for more detail on operating requirements)
  • Measures 18” wide by 23” long
  • Can carry up to 25 pounds on two decks
  • Runs for a day of normal use on a single charge
  • Includes a self-charging dock (takes approx. 4 hours for a full recharge)
  • Provides LED lighting for the lower deck
  • Features two power ports for charging smart devices
  • Equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (WiFi Connection Required for Training, Software Updates and connection to Cloud-based services)
  • Features two decks for carrying and storing items
  • The upper deck storage area is 15” wide by 20” long
  • The lower deck storage area is 15” wide by 17” long by 12” tall
  • Includes a set of bins for organizing items on the lower deck
  • Plus a removable non-slip mat for holding items on the top deck
  • Depth sensors for scanning the floor area around the robot and its primary path going forward
  • Side bumpers for detecting physical contact with objects
  • Load sensors for monitoring changes in weight (such as someone bracing or leaning on the robot)
  • Cliff sensors for detecting and avoiding stairs and drops

*Target Specifications and Product Plans:

The product information described on this website is based on the current specifications for the Labrador Caddie and Retriever. Certain features, specifications and design elements may be updated as the product undergoes design for manufacturing, additional testing, and safety and compliances reviews and certifications. Please watch for updates as we get closer to production.

For more information, please see our statement regarding product plans.

FAQ

Our robots can operate on a variety of floor surfaces, which can include area rugs, carpets and floor transitions.

Some area rugs may need to be secured to the floor, such as with carpet tape, to prevent the rugs from moving and/or the edges of the rugs rolling up. Loose mats without secure backing should be removed from active pathways.

Our robots may not be suited for certain surfaces, including steep floor transitions and thresholds that exceed ADA requirements, or carpeting with thick pile and/or thick padding. 

No. Our robots are intended to operate on a single-level floor.

All of our robots include sensors designed to detect and avoid stairs. We recommend you follow all guidelines in the user manual, especially around any noted hazard(s) in your home. 

The first generation of Labrador robots is for indoor use only.

We will be publishing a detailed user guide and safety instructions as we get closer to production.

As a guiding principle, our robots should always be used under the supervision of an adult who is familiar with its operation and safety features.

Our plan is to work with local installers to deliver Labrador robots into homes.

(Note: in-home delivery may not be available in your area depending on where we have service coverage. We will be paying special attention to the zip codes we see among our Early Reservation customers and taking their location into account as we set up our service network.)

Once your robot is delivered, you can set up a time to have a Labrador technician remotely train the robot on its map of your home. (currently requires WiFi and broadband internet service in your home.)

You enable the training session from your app – and our technician will work with you to customize the robot’s delivery routes and destinations (“bus stops”) based on your preferences.

As part of the subscription package available for Early Reservation customers, you can have our technicians update your map as well as add or change bus stops while your subscription is active.

We also plan to provide an app that will enable you to edit and adjust your robot’s bus stops yourself once we’ve trained the robot on your home.

One of the key features of Labrador’s technology is that the processing for the robot’s autonomous systems (including navigation) runs on the robot’s internal computers.

That’s important, as it means that you can limit what type of information the robot shares once it’s trained. As an example, you can disconnect the robot from WiFi and the Internet and just use a local Bluetooth connection from your tablet or a smart button to command it.

You can also enable the robot to connect and stream more information, like video, in certain modes, such as during training, but that access is controlled by you.

We will provide more detail on the types of data that are involved in different modes of operation as we get closer to production.

We are interested in what people think about the design of the Retriever and Caddie. Our plan is to offer two wood grain laminate finishes, but we’d love to hear what other styles people would like to see.

If you have suggestions, please send them to us via the form on the Contact page.