Social tele-presence robot
Botiful is the first consumer tele-presence robot. With Skype as a simple interface you or your friends can control the robot and be remotely present from anywhere in the world.
The need for services like FaceTime Facelifts represents a new hurdle for video communication. But even with proper lighting and flattering angles, the awkwardness of moving about in one’s own space while video chatting remains a challenge. Botiful is a social telepresence robot that allows Skypers to follow faraway pals as they shuffle about their homes. An embedded Android device allows users to control the bot remotely via a companion app. Botiful can also be used to monitor children, entertain pets from afar, attend large social events at a distance, and even to inspect hard-to-access places, such as underneath a car.