Telepresence robots such as the ones Double Robotics makes can change the way we work and live. You will be able to attend meetings across the world, keep up with your colleagues, and even keep your long-distance relationship strong. The PadBot happens to be another telepresence robot that lets you represent yourself remotely. It will show your your video, voice, and movements in real-time. The device uses an iPad, iPad Mini or Android tablet as its brain. It can connect to your iPad via Bluetooth.
PadBots can communicate with each other over WiFi/4G connections. Each robot looks like a white goose and would work well indoors. The height is around 90 cm. The whole system has two parts: the robot and the software. Sessions servers coordinate your conversations with P2P data transfer. The PadBot robot has a tilting and rising head and a wheeled motion system. You get collision prevention and anti-falling functionality as well. Your tablet or smartphone can be used to control PadBots locally or remotely.
The device has a max speed of 44m/minute. It has a 9800 mAh battery and measures 876mm (H) x 266mm (W) x 372mm (D). It weighs about 11 lbs. You can get one for as low as $299 if you are an early supporter.