A new age of telecommunication is upon us. The Botiful is a revolutionary telepresence design that will make skype calls a little more personable and whole lot more fun.
According to techcrunch.com, the Botiful telepresence robot is basically a little platform for your Android smartphone. There will be a version that supports Iphones if Claire Delaunay, the creator of this lovable little robot, nets $100,000. Botiful allows you to take control of the robots movements and adjust camera angles via Skype. This can come in handy if you need to follow people while they are moving or if you need to see under or around obstacles.
In order to operate Botiful, all you have to do is download the proper software and then connect Botiful to your smartphone. Once your smartphone is connected to Botiful, it will alert all of your skype contacts that your robot is now online. When a contact decides to contact you via Skype, they will see a new window appear. This new window is the Botiful remote control user interface, it will allow your contact to take full control of your robots movements.
There will be a variety of ways to personalize and customize Botiful. The colors that Botiful come in are white, red, and blue, but you can combine colors to create your own style. There is also the possibility of customization by downloading your choice of applications. All you have to do is go to the Botiful Market, choose the application that you want, and download it.
In order to start manufacturing these little guys, Delaunay has set a goal of $90,000. As of July 26th, she has raised $46,689.
Here is a video of Botiful for your viewing pleasure.