I’ve been hanging out around the house with QB the telepresence robot from Anybots. QB is a robot that can represent you in the office by sitting in conference rooms, going to meetings and rolling about through the cubicle farm. The whole time it does so, it displays a live webcam video of your face, while transmitting to you a live video and audio stream of whatever it’s looking at.
I’ve enjoyed driving it through the iPhone and sending it to various levels of the house via the elevator. This bot is built solid and the technology is ahead of its time. Materials like aircraft-grade aluminum and carbon fiber keep with bot nimble and sturdy. Think of it as an interactive video-conference system connected to a self balancing Segway, and you have QB!
My bot is with me. Without me, my bot is me.
Robotics always intrigue my brain. Having fun with this new telepresence bot from Anybots. Have yet to name it yet, but there are some suggestions floating around the house. Using my iPhone 4S, I can remotely navigate the bot and videoconference with others using the installed camera, LCD panel, microphone and speaker. I am still getting the hang of driving the bot and having a blast in the process!