View Full Version : Botiful, social telepresence robot for Android

07-26-2012, 02:35 PM
Botiful, social telepresence robot for Android
This project will only be funded if at least $90,000 is pledged by Wednesday Aug 22, 10:02am EDT

If we hit $100k, Botiful will support iPhone!!July 25 : Botiful featured on TechCrunch (http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/25/botiful-is-the-telepresence-robot-weve-all-been-waiting-for/)and Gizmag (http://www.gizmag.com/botiful-telepresence-robot/23437/)!
July 17 update : Ahti Heinla, Co-founder and former chief architect of Skype is backing Botiful!
A Botiful robot at homeBotiful 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.
It's time to have a robot at home !
To do what ?Be present with anyone, from anywhere !

Skype video calls - Botiful is fully integrated with Skype and is table top. You can move the robot and the head to look at the people you are talking to and follow them as they move
Baby monitoring - see everything you want to see, not just what is shown to you
Play remotely with kids - with Botiful, you interact with kids and share their games
Safely inspect places you can't access yourself, like under a car
Social events - Invite distant buddiesto your favorite places, or join them if you can't be present
Visit a place from your home
Entertain your pet remotely

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07-26-2012, 04:25 PM
Sounds like a similar idea to Romo from http://romotive.com/